Baseline predictors of negative and incomplete pleural cytology in patients with suspected pleural malignancy – Data supporting ‘Direct to LAT’ in selected groups
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Abstract:

Highlights•Asbestos exposure is an independent predictor of negative pleural fluid cytology.•A malignant CT is an independent predictor of negative pleural fluid cytology.•Failure of predictive marker testing in pleural fluid is common in ovarian cancer.•Negative pleural fluid cytology is associated with an increased time to diagnosis.

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