Secondary pericardial malignancies: a critical appraisal of the role of cytology, pericardial biopsy, and DNA ploidy analysis.

@article{Bardales1996SecondaryPM,
  title={Secondary pericardial malignancies: a critical appraisal of the role of cytology, pericardial biopsy, and DNA ploidy analysis.},
  author={Ricardo H Bardales and Michael W Stanley and Robert F Schaefer and R L Liblit and Rebecca B Owens and M J Surhland},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={106 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
The authors studied 112 pericardial fluids (45 malignant, and 67 benign) from 63 men and 33 women. All cytologic (n = 112) and histologic (n = 61) specimens were reviewed. Statistical analysis was conducted in 61 paired cytology and histology specimens (45 malignant and 16 benign) and correlated with available ploidy analysis of fluid specimens (n = 34). In cases of malignancy (41 patients), the primary site was known in 34 patients, whereas no origin for metastatic disease was apparent in 3… CONTINUE READING