[Significance of intraoperatively obtained peritoneal cytology in malignant ovarian tumors].

The evaluation of 259 peritoneal cytologic specimens obtained intraoperatively in cases of malignant ovarian tumor revealed positive findings in 62.5%; findings were doubtful in 2.3% and unusable in 2.7%. In the cases with clinically apparent peritoneal carcinomatosis, (n = 175), cytologic tests were positive in 75%. Taking tumor histology into account the… CONTINUE READING