Cerebrospinal fluid cytomorphology identification of benign cells originating in the central nervous system.

@article{Mathios1977CerebrospinalFC,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid cytomorphology identification of benign cells originating in the central nervous system.},
  author={A J Mathios and Surl L. Nielsen and Donna Barrett and Eileen B. King},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1977},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={403-12}
}
The chief cellular consituents of CSF are the "free cells" of the pia-arachnoid, ependyma, and choroid. These cells are of diverse types, but have their mesenchymal origin in common. Usually they offer no difficulty in identification since they are predominantly histiocytic. However, these "free cells" may be morphologically changed in reaction to an appropriate stimulus, and may therefore be a source of error in diagnostic material. Cells having mesothelial characteristics are not found in the… CONTINUE READING