I was triaging cases the other day and I came across this:
"Hip mass with bony mets, lesion right femur seen on CT, abdominal/pelvic swelling mass/lump."
It was a hypocellular bone core - not much going on, but I went ahead and ordered some stains to rule out occult metastatic cancer and unusual bugs. The results were what I expected: Negative.
When a clinician is looking for something, expecting a positive result, and I don't see anything I usually bounce it off of one of my partners.
"Check out the history. Wouldn't that suck? Abdominal/pelvic swelling mass/lump? That's a bizarre trio of symptoms."
"Sounds like she swallowed a watermelon/cantaloupe/honeydew melon."