A Minimum Volume of More Than 60 mL Is Necessary for Adequate Cytologic Diagnosis of Malignant Pericardial Effusions.

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OBJECTIVES This study aims to determine the minimum pericardial fluid volume necessary for adequate cytologic diagnosis. METHODS We identified 480 pericardiocentesis specimens, divided them by volume into six bins, and calculated the malignancy fraction (percentage of malignant diagnoses) for each bin. We then combined bins at various cutoffs to determine… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ajcp/aqv021

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@article{Rooper2016AMV, title={A Minimum Volume of More Than 60 mL Is Necessary for Adequate Cytologic Diagnosis of Malignant Pericardial Effusions.}, author={Lisa M Rooper and Syed Z. Ali and Matthew Theodore Olson}, journal={American journal of clinical pathology}, year={2016}, volume={145 1}, pages={101-6} }