correct abbreviation for metastasis?
Posted By: LHMT on 2008-12-15
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Subject: correct abbreviation for metastasis?
NP states "Mets to brain". Should this be mets, metz, or should I spell it out?
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Subject: oops it is metastasis.....not metastases
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