Shivani Gandhi, Arvind Khajuria


BACKGROUND: The evaluation and analysis of body fluids form an important diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic aspect of various
pathological processes.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study included 250 cases of body fluids and smears were stained with Giemsa and Papanicolaou
(PAP) stains. Improved Neubauer counting chamber was used for cell counting.
RESULTS: Out of total 250 cases, 114 were pleural fluid, 84 were peritoneal fluid, 32 were of cerebrospinal fluid and 20 were of synovial fluid. The
age varied from 7-90 years with Male to female ratio of 1.9:1. 139 cases were of exudates and 111 were transudates. 226 cases were benign, 14 cases
were malignant whereas 10 cases were suspicious of malignancy.
CONCLUSION: Cytological evaluation of body fluids is a relatively simple, safe, rapid, minimal invasive and inexpensive procedure that helps in
rapid diagnosis and therefore early management of the patient.


Cytological findings showed exudative Majority

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