Prognostic Significance of the Cytologic Features of Free Cancer Cells in the Peritoneal Cavity of Patients with Gastric Cancer

The aim of this study was to determine whether the cytologic features of cancer cells in the peritoneal lavage fluid from patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer affect prognosis. A total of 141 patients with stage III–IV gastric cancer were enrolled in this study. Among 111 patients without peritoneal metastasis (P0), 43 were noted to have positive… CONTINUE READING