Benign Inflammatory and Other Uncommon Conditions

  • Syed Z. Ali
  • Edmund S. Cibas
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 11)


A number of benign conditions may be routinely encountered in SCFs. A careful evaluation of the various cytologic components in the fluid may hint to more specific pathologic conditions.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pleural Effusion Mesothelial Cell Pleural Fluid Purulent Peritonitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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