The cytologic diagnosis of malignant neoplasms in pleural and peritoneal effusions.

@article{Sears1987TheCD,
  title={The cytologic diagnosis of malignant neoplasms in pleural and peritoneal effusions.},
  author={David Sears and Steven I. Hajdu},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1987},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={85-97}
}
This study presents data on 3,011 pleural and peritoneal effusion specimens that were examined over a three-year period (1982 to 1984). Totals of 812 (44%) of 1,846 pleural and 423 (36%) of 1,165 peritoneal specimens were positive for malignant cells. While 535 patients had malignant pleural effusions, 254 patients had malignant peritoneal effusions, and 57… CONTINUE READING