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Archive Item Code: 3300-G

Item Name: Cytology of Pleural Effusions:  Diagnostic Challenges and Dilemmas
Teresa M. Alasio, MD                                    

Presentation Date: October 25, 2011; Expires: October 25, 2014

Pleural effusion specimens are common in hospital-based cytology laboratories and the indications for examination of these specimens are varied.  This webinar provides an overview of the indications for examination of pleural effusions and our experience with the processing of these specimens.  Finally, some of the more challenging cases encountered in pleural effusion cytology will be discussed in a clinical vignette format, with an emphasis on differential diagnoses and diagnostic pitfalls.