Serous Effusions

Etiology, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Therapy

  • Ben Davidson
  • Pinar Firat
  • Claire W. Michael

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pınar Fırat
      Pages 3-28
    3. Claire W. Michael
      Pages 29-48
    4. Ben Davidson
      Pages 49-73
    5. Fernando Schmitt, Ben Davidson
      Pages 75-85
    6. Claire W. Michael
      Pages 87-106
    7. Anne Tierens, William Geddie
      Pages 107-118
    8. Ben Davidson, Claire Michael, Pınar Fırat
      Pages 119-167
  3. Biology, Therapy, and Prognosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Katalin Dobra, Anders Hjerpe
      Pages 171-189
    3. Ben Davidson
      Pages 191-237
    4. Ben Davidson, Fernando Schmitt
      Pages 239-258
    5. Katalin Dobra, Anders Hjerpe
      Pages 259-281
    6. Ben Davidson
      Pages 283-291
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 293-306

About this book


This revised and updated second edition contains multiple microscopic illustrations of all diagnostic entities and ancillary techniques, providing a comprehensive, authoritative guide to all aspects of serous effusions. It now includes the many new antibodies which have been tested since the previous edition, as well as a discussion on next-generation sequencing and molecularly targeted therapy.

Section one covers diagnosis for benign and malignant effusions while section two discusses biology, therapy, and prognosis highlighting clinical approaches that may be of value.

Serous Effusions provides an indispensable 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 Hospital Oslo University Hospital OsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, School of MedicineKoç UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.UH Cleveland Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University, UH Clevel and Medical CenterClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76477-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76478-8
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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