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Mónica Piqueras Rodríguez

Servicio de Análisis Clínicos. Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe. Valencia

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

CELL CANNIBALISM AND MITOSIS IN MALIGNANT PLEURAL FLUID

Written by Óscar Fuster Lluch | Mónica Piqueras Rodríguez | Rocío Andreu Escrivá

CANIBALISMO CELULAR Y MITOSIS EN LÍQUIDO PLEURAL MALIGNO
Figure 2. Cannibalism and cell in mitosis. In the figure, a cell mitosis can be seen in the upper central part, accompanied in the lower right part of the figure by multiple cells in which cannibalism can be observed. (Pleural fluid smear. Quick panoptic stain. 600x).

An image of a pleural fluid smear stained with quick panoptic is presented. The figure shows abundant atypical cells and cell cannibalism phenomenon that suggest a neoplastic origin (figure_1). The situation described was observed in many fields of pleural fluid smear, along with abundant atypical nest cells with mitosis phenomena (figure 2).