Cytology and flow cytometry of malignant effusions of multiple myeloma.

@article{Palmer2000CytologyAF,
  title={Cytology and flow cytometry of malignant effusions of multiple myeloma.},
  author={Helen E Palmer and Carla S. Wilson and Ricardo H Bardales},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={147-51}
}
Identifying malignant plasma cells in body fluids from multiple myeloma patients is important for therapeutic and prognostic considerations. This can be difficult when plasma cells are mature in appearance or low in number. We examined the cytological and flow cytometric findings of myelomatous pleural and pericardial effusions from 8 patients with advanced multiple myeloma. Cytoplasmic immunoglobulin light chain excess vs. DNA ploidy in the plasma-cell population was evaluated by flow… CONTINUE READING

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