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Exfoliative cytology of diffuse mesothelioma
  1. G. Hefin Roberts,
  2. G. M. Campbell
  1. Pathology Department, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow


    The exfoliative cytology of 14 diffuse mesothelioma (11 pleural and three peritoneal) is described. Malignant cells were identified in 10 patients; in eight malignant cells still retaining the characteristics of mesothelial cells were found. It is suggested that only if malignant cells of this type are recognized should the probable diagnosis of diffuse mesothelioma be made.

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