Diagnostic yield of cytopathology in evaluating pericardial effusions: Clinicopathologic analysis of 419 specimens Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cytodiagnosis
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pericardial Effusion

abstract

  • Cytologic examination has significant diagnostic utility in the evaluation of pericardial effusions and exhibits a lower false-negative rate compared with pericardial biopsy. Submission of pericardial biopsy alongside effusion cytology is associated with increased sensitivity for detecting malignancy and may be especially useful in the setting of low-volume pericardial effusion. Cancer Cytopathol 2017;125:128-137. © 2016 American Cancer Society.

publication date

  • February 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncy.21790

PubMed ID

  • 28207201

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 128

end page

  • 137

volume

  • 125

number

  • 2