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Editor-in-chief
Maria Stella Graziani

Deputy Director
Martina Zaninotto

Associate Editors
Ferruccio Ceriotti
Davide Giavarina
Bruna Lo Sasso
Giampaolo Merlini
Martina Montagnana
Andrea Mosca
Paola Pezzati
Rossella Tomaiuolo
Matteo Vidali

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Francesco Busardò

International Advisory Board Khosrow Adeli Canada
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Marcello Ciaccio Italy
Eleftherios Diamandis Canada
Philippe Gillery France
Kjell Grankvist Sweden
Hans Jacobs The Netherlands
Eric Kilpatrick UK
Magdalena Krintus Poland
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Mario Plebani Italy
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Biomedia srl
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Responsible Editor
Giuseppe Agosta

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Chiara Riva
Biomedia srl
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email: biochimica.clinica@sibioc.it

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ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091



Articoli con TAG: esame microscopico

Preziose informazioni dall’esame del liquido pericardico
Valuable information from the examination of the pericardial fluid
<p><span style="font-family:calibri,sans-serif; font-size:9.0pt">A 63-year-old man, without previously known cancer disease, arrived at the Emergency room because of severe dyspnea. Electrocardiogram revealed right branch block and low ventricular repolarization voltages. Chest X ray and echocardiogram, instead, showed right pleural effusion and cardiac massive effusion. The patient underwent pericardiocentesis. The morphological study of pericardial fluid revealed the presence of numerous nonhematopoietic cells and the patient was admitted to the hosptital Thoracentesis was performed during hospitalization. The analysis of pleural fluid showed similar results to those obtained in pericardial fluid. A subsequent paracentesis was performed. Accordingly, this fluid showed similar atypical cells. Adenopathy in the supraclavicular area was found at the TC scan. Lymphnode biopsy confirmed a poorly differentiated proliferation, consistent with squamous cell carcinoma. In conclusion, morphological analysis of the pericardial fluid is a simple examination that, in a short time, may alert about the presence of unexpected atypical cells.</span></p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 46(3) e18-e21
Casi Clinici - Case Report