- Hi everyone...
This is probably a doc question but someone else might know the answer.
I sent my biopsy slides to a university for evaluation for a study on
long term Peg maintenance study for non responders. She wrote back and I
qualified...their pathologist said my biopsy was an Ishak 3. I don't
know Ishak. Is this a new standard for evaluating biopsies?
An interesting thing to me is that the pathologists report at the
hospital where the biopsy was done said I had considerably less liver
damage than this Ishak 3 indicates because when I first sent the biopsy
reports, I didn't have enough liver damage to qualify...according to the
biopsy report. But when the university this study read the slides, I had
higher liver damage than the report indicated.
Hmmm..the hospital that did the biopsy originally has recently lost
several big mis-diagnosis cases in the courts. Makes one wonder, doesn't
it. And it was Northwestern University...a pretty big hospital. One of
the cases they lost was a womyn that was in the hospital following a
fall with a severe headache which they diagnosed as a migraine and
released her...two days later she was dead from a brain anuerism (sp?).
I'm sure glad that I couldn't deal with the doctor god there and went to
a different doctor and hospital where I was treated like a humyn with a
brain and not a sheep that believed MD stood for major diety.
So anyway, my question is what is this Ishak scale they used to evaluate
my biopsy slides?
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