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The accumulation of malignant ascites is determined primarily by the obstruction of diaphragmatic lymphatics with tumor inhibiting the outflow of peritoneal fluid. An abnormal increase in peritoneal fluid production has been shown to contribute to ascites formation by a marked neovascularization of the parietal peritoneum. Cell-free malignant ascitic fluid(More)
Malignant ascites formation is a grave prognostic sign, but palliative efforts seem justified in some patients. Lack of knowledge concerning the natural history of this process hinders the choice of therapeutic options. Over 5 years, 107 patients with untreated malignant ascites were reviewed to define their survival. Pancreas (20), ovary (18), and colon(More)
Synovial membranes from 54 dogs were collected at the time of surgery to stabilize the stifle joint following rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. Histological evaluation revealed lymphoplasmacytic synovitis with the formation of distinct, nodular aggregates in 36 synovial membranes. The remainder had evidence of chronic synovitis with variable numbers(More)
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