The pathognomonic cytologic picture of rheumatoid pleuritis. The 1989 Maurice Goldblatt Cytology award lecture.

@article{Naylor1990ThePC,
  title={The pathognomonic cytologic picture of rheumatoid pleuritis. The 1989 Maurice Goldblatt Cytology award lecture.},
  author={Bernard Naylor},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1990},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={465-73}
}
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis of any degree of severity or duration may develop necrotizing granulomatous pleuritis, a morphologic replica of the inflammatory reaction characteristic of rheumatoid synovitis and rheumatoid nodules. The ensuing pleural effusion may show a unique cytologic picture consisting of slender, elongated multinucleated macrophages, round giant multinucleated macrophages and necrotic background material. A review of 24 such cases from our laboratory as well as the… CONTINUE READING
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