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Figure 5: Repeat pleural effusion cases. a and b cellular smears showing atypical lymphoid cells in a case upgraded to category 5 after initial unsatisfactory sample. c, category 3 effusion showing a very occasional cluster of atypical cells and d, repeat pleural tap smear upgraded to positive for malignancy with features of small cell carcinoma. e, category 4, suggestive of malignancy and f, repeat tap reported as category 5, showing more numbers of carcinoma cells. (a, c-e, May-Grünwald-Giemsa stain; B, F, Papanicolaou stain)

Figure 5: Repeat pleural effusion cases. a and b cellular smears showing atypical lymphoid cells in a case upgraded to category 5 after initial unsatisfactory sample. c, category 3 effusion showing a very occasional cluster of atypical cells and d, repeat pleural tap smear upgraded to positive for malignancy with features of small cell carcinoma. e, category 4, suggestive of malignancy and f, repeat tap reported as category 5, showing more numbers of carcinoma cells. (a, c-e, May-Grünwald-Giemsa stain; B, F, Papanicolaou stain)