On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should know:
the physiopathology of the effusions
the collection and preparation methods
the role of cytology in effusions
the reporting terminology
cytologic features of normal mesothelial cells and inflammatory cells
cytologic features of atypical mesothelial cells and the causes of mesothelial atypia
cytologic features of inflammatory conditions
the features of malignant effusions
epidemiology, etiopathogenesis and cytologic features of malignant mesothelioma
cytologic features of metastatic tumors and lymphoma
criteria for differential diagnosis
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