Exfoliative Cellular Study of Pathological Body Fluids – 1 year Retrospective Study
Keywords:Body fluids, Cytology, Peritoneal, Pleural, CSF
Background: Body fluids are straightforwardly gained by tapping. For fluid routine and microscopic
examination, laboratory receives pleural, peritoneal, CSF, Urine and Synovial fluids. The cytological
evaluation and biochemical study of these received fluids can be fruitful as assistance to the diagnosis.
Present study is an attempt to analyze all the samples referred for cytological evaluation.
Method: The study is cross-sectional descriptive, analytical and retrospective kind of study carried out in
Central Laboratory of Dhiraj Hospital, over a period of one year from June2019 to May2020. Fluids such
as peritoneal, pleural, CSF, synovial, etc. were received were examined under light microscope and found
pathologies are classified in malignant and non-malignant entities. A total of 506 body fluids were received
in the one year period. Majority of the cases were Peritoneal fluid comprised of 242 (47.8 %) followed by
pleural fluid with 162 cases (32.0 %). Majority cases were categorized under Non-malignant group. Slight
male dominance was observed with the mean age of 46.2 years.
Conclusion: Thorough analysis and appropriate clinical correlation will aid in improving patient treatment
and care. Cytology of the fluid is a rapid and simple diagnostic technique for diagnosis of pathological
conditions in malignant and non-malignant cases.
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