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As the accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity is a common finding in patients with cancer, its diagnosis deserves careful consideration. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of pleural fluid cytology and biopsy to surgical biopsy in patients with suspected malignant pleural effusions. Materials and Methods: During a cross-sectional study, patients with exudative pleural effusion admitted to the Massih-Daneshvari hospital (Tehran) during an 18-month period were enrolledfatcat:jbzgiwvoz5d3xcgv5ifwjp757e