Significance of peritoneal washings in gynecologic oncology. The experience with 901 intraoperative washings at an academic medical center.

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OBJECTIVE Peritoneal washings are routinely performed during gynecologic surgery. The presence or absence of malignant cells in washings helps determine the stage of the malignancy. However, the efficacy of this procedure has not been studied recently. DESIGN All intraoperative washings for gynecologic disease at our hospital from 1992 through 1994 (901… (More)

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