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medical misnomer 

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Any condition or lesion in which the name doesn’t reflect its pathological reality

Medical misnomers

• Aneurysmal bone cyst 

  – Not aneurysmal, not a cyst

• Desquamative interstitial pneumonia 

  – Not desquamative, not interstitial

• Eosinophilic granuloma

  – May lack eosinophils, may not form granulomas

• Ganglion cyst 

  – Not a (nerve) ganglion, not a cyst

• Granuloma faciale 

  – Not a granuloma, not always facial

• Pyogenic granuloma 

  – Not pyogenic, not a granuloma 

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