Peritoneal washing cytology in gynecologic cancers: long-term follow-up of 355 patients.

@article{Zuna1996PeritonealWC,
  title={Peritoneal washing cytology in gynecologic cancers: long-term follow-up of 355 patients.},
  author={Rosemary Zuna and Angelika Behrens},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={1996},
  volume={88 14},
  pages={980-7}
}
BACKGROUND Microscopic evaluation of cells washed from the peritoneal cavity during surgery for gynecologic tumors is used to detect subclinical intraperitoneal metastases from these tumors. The prognostic significance of this test, however, has been questioned. PURPOSE Stressing histologic correlation and pitfalls in interpretation, we previously reported that the sensitivity of intraoperative peritoneal washing cytology was lower than was suggested earlier. This study evaluates the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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