The Brain and Cerebrovascular Fluid

  • Michael T. Sheaff
  • Naveena Singh
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Abstract

Tumors and infections of the central nervous system can occasionally be difficult to differentiate from one another and other nonneoplastic, noninfective conditions. Cytology can often help refine the diagnosis either through examination of the cerebrospinal fluid or cytological assessment of smeared tissue sampled by a minimally invasive procedure. The microscopic features of the various diseases are described in this chapter, with clues to aid diagnostic confidence and avoid potential pitfalls.

Keywords

Leukemia Adenocarcinoma Candida Encephalitis Candidiasis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Sheaff
    • 1
  • Naveena Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cellular PathologyBarts Health NHS TrustLondonUK

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