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Cytology Exam of Pleural Fluid

Alternate Names : Pleural Fluid Cytology

Cytology Exam of Pleural Fluid | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

No cancerous or malignant cells are usually present in pleural fluid.

If cancerous cells are found, a malignant tumor is present. This tumor could be lung cancer, breast cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, or any other cancer that has spread to the lungs from somewhere else in the body.

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Cytology Exam of Pleural Fluid: Preparation & Expectations


Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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