As I have made mention of in previous posts, I love language and words. And the occasional humorous terminology as it is used without intending to be humorous, in healthcare. I guess only nurses like me find it funny.
Take for instance the sentence, "The liver is unremarkable." This sentence was part of an abdominal CT scan report that I reviewed recently on one of our patients. As the radiologist reported on the other organs in the abdomen, she noted some abnormalities but in referring to the patient's liver, she wrote, "The liver is unremarkable."
I thought to myself, "No, actually, the liver IS pretty darn remarkable! In fact, there is no artificial organ or device capable of emulating all the functions of the liver—thought to be up to 500 separate functions (usually in combination with other systems and organs). I'd say that's pretty remarkable stuff!
The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body, weighing about 3 pounds. It is responsible for producing substances that break down fats, convert glucose to glycogen, produce urea (the main substance of urine), make certain amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), filter harmful substances from the blood (such as alcohol), storage of vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, D, K and B12) and maintain a proper level or glucose in the blood. The liver is also responsible for producing cholesterol. It produces about 80% of the cholesterol in your body.
I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted just reading this!
So the next time someone tries to tell you that your liver is unremarkable, tell 'em that yours is fabulous!
Who decided that unremarkable in medical term means good? Please tell me.
Unremarkable is a term that is often used in healthcare to indicate that something is benign.
Unremarkable meaning describes the report as normal, which means that there is nothing to report. Nevertheless, it’s a very powerful word used by radiologists that is helpful for medical experts. In the case of unremarkable meaning, there is nothing to worry about. It reflects that the patient is fine.
“….😂🤣, exactly, I had to have a physical exam for a job and the Doctor told that word to me in a phrase, his words where, “You are unremarkable”!!! “…I asked, him, “ well, what is wrong with me”??? “…He said, “for your age, wt., & ht., you are as healthy as a horse”!?!? “Say what too what now”??? “Then proceeded too explain that, there is nothing negative about the exam of my physical body, but, still to this day I can’t comprehend of why that term is still used”!!!
I had a radiologist say that my gallbladder was “unremarkable.”
The problem was that the gallbladder was removed three years ago.
And, the same abdominal ultrasound two years ago correctly said, “The gallbladder was absent.
The gallbladder is not unremarkable, normal, or benign.
It’s just just not there!
Yes my report from my radiologist stated at the end Otherwise, unremarkable. He wrote in the report two major abnormalities that are not unremarkable!! Do these radiologists actually look at the report properly that they have written?? The radiologist stated in the report that I have a suspicious lesion on my liver that needs to be investigated!! That my Pulmonary artery is mildly dilated!! So as a patient I am not fine as it is a very misleading term!! So can anyone explain why this radiologist would write such a misleading report?
I had a full body scan and it said that my spleen was unmrakable, it’s confusing,. Is it ok ?
Unremarkable means that everything is normal. No abnormalities
I just received a letter of findings from my doctor’s office after having an ultrasound done on my stomach. The results came back showing an ‘ Unremarkable liver’ , but also on the same ultrasound, it showed Gallbladder wall adenomyomatosis. What does that mean and should I be concerned about it.
now im just confused…