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Lymphoma and Leukaemia

  • Arthur I. Spriggs
  • Michael M. Boddington
Chapter
Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 14)

Abstract

Serous effusions are a common complication of Hodgkin’s disease and of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL), including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Less frequently effusions may occur in other types of leukaemia. As a cause of malignant effusion, lymphoma is only rivalled in frequency by carcinoma of the lung, breast and ovary. Cytological diagnosis is important because a serous effusion may be the presenting manifestation of the disease.

Keywords

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Pleural Fluid Nuclear Chromatin Serous Effusion Malignant Histiocytosis 
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Copyright information

© A. I. Spriggs and M. M. Boddington 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur I. Spriggs
    • 1
  • Michael M. Boddington
    • 2
  1. 1.Churchill HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.Royal Berkshire HospitalReadingUK

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