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The clinical and cytomorphological spectrum of hydatid disease.

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Summary of "The clinical and cytomorphological spectrum of hydatid disease."

Hydatid disease (HD) is caused by the tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an expedient diagnostic technique that may be used for its rapid diagnosis.

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Name: Diagnostic cytopathology
ISSN: 1097-0339
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