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2 (pp. 32 and 33). Pediatric malignant effusions41,42 A series of 226 effusions from 146 patients under the age of 18 years over a 40-year period showed that pleural effusion is the most frequent malignant effusion in children:41 47% (66/139) of pleural fluids were positive for neoplastic cells, followed by 23% (15/65) of ascitic fluids, 27% (4/15) of peritoneal washings, and 43% (3/7) of pericardial fluids. Lymphoma and leukemia (52%) were the commonest associated primary neoplasms, followed by neuroblastoma (14%), Wilms’ tumor (9%), gonadal and extragonadal germ 1 1.
They are not observed in biopsy specimens. 5). This has been demonstrated by experimental models and by immunocytochemistry. Distinguishing reactive mesothelial cells from macrophages is usually of little clinical significance. ☞ However, mesothelial cells with some features of macrophages may resemble malignant cells. 1 Mesothelial cells with central to slightly eccentric nuclei (ascitic ﬂuid). The cytoplasm shows a two-zone staining pattern. 5. 7u). 10). 11). Increased numbers of cohesive clusters and/or papillary structures formed by mesothelial cells should arouse suspicion of mesothelioma.
A. Mesothelial cells with central to eccentric nuclei. A thin rim of cytoplasm separates the nuclear border from the cell border (blue arrows RM). b. Compared to mesothelial cells the adenocarcinoma cells with eccentric nuclei appose the cell border without a distinct rim of intervening cytoplasm (red arrows NC). 5 Vacuolated mesothelial cells with macrophage features (pleural ﬂuid). Panorama of cytomorphologic features with central to slightly eccentric nuclei. 6 Mesothelial cells with central to slightly eccentric nuclei (ascitic ﬂuid).