The differentiation of pleural effusions

Maritz F.J. (1982)

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Review

The causes and pathophysiology of pleural effusions are briefly discussed. A method for staining pleural effusions is described and the importance of side-room microscopy in the evaluation of pleural fluids is emphasized. The value of various investigations in the differentiation of pleural effusions is reviewed.

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