The value of cytology in the diagnosis of pleural effusions.

@article{Tetikkurt2014TheVO,
  title={The value of cytology in the diagnosis of pleural effusions.},
  author={Cuneyt Tetikkurt and Burak Yavuz Kara and Seza Tetikkurt and Nail Yılmaz and I. Yasar and Rian Dişçi},
  journal={British journal of medicine and medical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={2203-2211}
}
The aim of this study is to assess the value of cytology in the diagnosis of pleural effusions. It is a retrospective review of the patients with pleural effusions admitted at our clinic in a 8-year period. We evaluated the cytological and diagnostic results of 470 patients. Male to female ratio was 3:1 with a mean age of 38.6 years (range 18-76 years). Samples were processed and evaluated according to the standard methods. Cytology results were reviewed and the patients were stratified… 
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