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Cytology of Pleural, Pericardial and Peritoneal Cavity Effusions

EFFUSIONS - METASTATIC GASTROINTESTINAL MALIGNANCY

Fig 111-113: Peritoneal effusion: Pancreatic carcinoma.
Pancreatobiliary tumors cause obstruction and elicit a hard fibrous host response. Rarely they may liberate cells into the peritoneal cavity, most likely after omental invasion.

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