Cell Cannibalism: A cytological study in effusion samples

  title={Cell Cannibalism: A cytological study in effusion samples},
  author={Cherry Bansal and Vandana Tiwari and US Singh and An Srivastava and J S Misra},
  booktitle={Journal of cytology},
BACKGROUND Cytological examination of effusion fluid is a relatively easy and quick method for the diagnosis of primary or secondary malignancy. AIMS To analyze the cytological significance of cell cannibalism in malignant effusion samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 100 cases of malignant effusion was done. These 100 cases included 50 cases of contiguous, local spread to pleural/ascitic fluid. The remaining 50 cases were of disseminated malignancy. Effusions due to… CONTINUE READING
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