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Cerebrospinal fluid cytology with abnormal cells: Diagnostic considerations.

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Summary of "Cerebrospinal fluid cytology with abnormal cells: Diagnostic considerations."

A 70-year-old male with a history of diabetes, cirrhosis and prostatic adenocarcinoma, presented with dizziness and multiple falls over the past few days. A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed increase protein and decrease glucose. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Name: Cytopathology : official journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
ISSN: 1365-2303
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