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Cytology of Pleural, Pericardial and Peritoneal Cavity Effusions

EFFUSIONS - METASTATIC BREAST CANCER

Advanced breast cancer metastatic to the liver and peritoneal cavity may induce a peritoneal effusion. The cancer cells are easily distinguished from inflammatory cells and benign mesothelial cells. As in pleural effusions, these cells tend to be present in large rounded clusters as well as individual cells.

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