Effusion cytology of hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Effusion cytology of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Giovanni Falconieri and Fabrizio Zanconati and Isabella Colautti and S Dudine and Daniela Bonifacio-Gori and Lu{\'i}gi Di Bonito},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  volume={39 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate effusion cytology on routine smears in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Filed smears from 106 patients with autopsy-proven hepatocellular carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of malignant cells. Morphologic patterns, as well as immunochemical reactivity for a panel of antibodies, were analyzed when feasible. RESULTS Malignant cells were identified in 10 cases of ascites and 1 of pleural fluid. Positive smears were variably… CONTINUE READING

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