The Cytology of Effusions

The Cytology of Effusions

Pleural, Pericardial and Peritoneal and of Cerebrospinal Fluid

2nd Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Authors: A. I. Spriggs, M. M. Boddington
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194462

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The Cytology of Effusions: Pleural, Pericardial and Peritoneal and of Cerebrospinal Fluid, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the cytology of effusion in various conditions. This book discusses the cytology of cerebrospinal fluid wherein the appropriate methods for studying this material are much the same as for serous fluids. Organized into nine chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the differential cell count from a serous fluid. This text then presents the nomenclature and descriptions of cells of serous effusions. Other chapters consider the cytological examinations of pleural or peritoneal fluid, which often shed light on the diagnosis in leukemias and lymphomas. This book discusses as well the general features of malignant effusions that may suggest the diagnosis. The final chapter deals with the distinction between polymorphonuclear and lymphocytic types of meningeal exudate made from an examination of the cerebrospinal fluid. This book is a valuable resource for pathologists and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I. History of the Cytodiagnosis of Serous Fluids

    II. The Cells of Serous Effusions Nomenclature and Descriptions

    III. Benign Effusions


    Acute Inflammation


    Pleural and Peritoneal Eosinophilia

    IV. Malignant Effusions

    V. Malignant Cells—Carcinoma and Sarcoma Descriptions of Types

    VI. Leukemias and Reticuloses (Lymphomas)

    VII. Accuracy and Reliability of Cytological Diagnosis of Malignant Effusions

    Authors' Series

    VIII. Karyotype Analysis in the Diagnosis of Malignancy

    IX. Cerebrospinal Fluid


    Cytology of Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Acute and Chronic Inflammation

    Malignant Cells in Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Appendix on Technical Methods




Product details

  • No. of pages: 178
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194462

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A. I. Spriggs

M. M. Boddington

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