Pleural Fluid Analysis - Role in Diagnosing Pleural Malignancy

@inproceedings{Gaur2007PleuralFA,
  title={Pleural Fluid Analysis - Role in Diagnosing Pleural Malignancy},
  author={Dushyant Singh Gaur and Neena Chauhan and Anuradha Kusum and Mehta Harsh and Meghna Talekar and S. Henry Kishore and Vp Pathak},
  year={2007}
}
This study aimed to assess the role of pleural fluid analysis in diagnosing pleural malignancy. Thoracentesis and closed needle biopsy of parietal pleura, using Cope's needle, were performed in 45 cases of pleural effusion coming to Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Samples were processed and studied as per standard methods. The male to female ratio was 4.6:1. Age range was 18-74 years. Two pleural effusions were transudates. Amongst the 43 exudates, 17 cases were malignant on pleural fluid… CONTINUE READING

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