© 2012

Serous Effusions

Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy

  • Ben Davidson
  • Pinar Firat
  • Claire W. Michael

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pınar Fırat
      Pages 3-25
    3. Claire W. Michael
      Pages 27-45
    4. Ben Davidson
      Pages 47-68
    5. Fernando Schmitt, Ben Davidson
      Pages 69-77
    6. Claire W. Michael
      Pages 79-98
    7. Anne M. Tierens
      Pages 99-104
    8. Ben Davidson, Claire W. Michael, Pınar Fırat
      Pages 105-144
    9. Back Matter
      Pages 145-148
  3. Biology, Therapy and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Katalin Dobra, Anders Hjerpe
      Pages 151-165
    3. Ben Davidson
      Pages 167-203
    4. Ben Davidson, Fernando Schmitt
      Pages 205-223
    5. Katalin Dobra, Anders Hjerpe
      Pages 225-240
    6. Ben Davidson
      Pages 241-247
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book


Serous (peritoneal, pleural and pericardial) effusions are a frequently encountered clinical finding in everyday medical practice and one of the most common specimen types submitted for cytological evaluation. The correct diagnosis of effusions is critical for patient management, as well as for prognostication and yet many clinicians find diagnosis and treatment of cancer cells in effusions very challenging.

Featuring multiple microscopic illustrations of all diagnostic entities and ancillary techniques (immunhistochemistry and molecular methods), this book provides a comprehensive, authoritative guide to all aspects of serous effusions, including etiology, morphology and ancillary diagnostic methods, as well as data related to therapeutic approaches and prognostication. Section One covers diagnosis for benign and malignant effusions including the etiological reasons for the accumulation of effusions that provides the reader with the full spectrum of differential diagnoses at this anatomic site. Section Two discusses biology, therapy and prognosis highlighting clinical approaches that may be of value to patients and the movement towards personalized medicine and targeted therapy.

Written by experts in the field internationally, Serous Effusions will provide an indispensible guide to all aspects of current practice for cytopathologists, cytotechnicians, pathologists, clinicians and researchers in training and practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Davidson
    • 1
  • Pinar Firat
    • 2
  • Claire W. Michael
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of PathologyThe Norwegian Radium HospitalOsloNorway
  2. 2., İstanbul Faculty of Medicineİstanbul UniversityİstanbulTurkey
  3. 3., Department of PathologyThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Serous Effusions
  • Book Subtitle Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy
  • Editors Ben Davidson
    Pİnar Fİrat
    Claire W. Michael
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-696-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7153-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-697-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
    Internal Medicine
    Medical Biochemistry
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