False-negative peritoneal cytology in metastatic ovarian carcinoma.

@article{Pretorius1986FalsenegativePC,
  title={False-negative peritoneal cytology in metastatic ovarian carcinoma.},
  author={Robert Gerald Pretorius and Kenneth R. Lee and Jacalyn L Papillo and Sharyn D. Baker and Jerome Leslie Belinson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1986},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={619-23}
}
Seventy-nine laparotomies for disseminated intraperitoneal ovarian carcinoma were reviewed to determine the frequency and possible causes of false-negative peritoneal cytology. Negative peritoneal cytology (defined as any reading other than positive) was found in 16 of 79 cases (20%). False-negative cytology occurred more frequently with peritoneal washings (48%) than with ascites (6%; P less than .001); with second-look surgery (50%) than at primary surgery (12%; P = .004); with peritoneal… CONTINUE READING