Value of peritoneal cytology in potentially resectable pancreatic cancer.

  title={Value of peritoneal cytology in potentially resectable pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Satoshi Yamada and Tsutomu Fujii and Mitsuro Kanda and Hiroaki Sugimoto and Shuji Nomoto and Shin Takeda and Akimasa Nakao and Yasuhiro Kodera},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={100 13},
BACKGROUND Peritoneal lavage cytology (CY) is used in the diagnosis and staging of various cancers. The clinical significance of positive cytology results in patients with pancreatic cancer is yet to be determined. METHODS Peritoneal washing samples were collected from consecutive patients with pancreatic cancer between July 1991 and December 2012. The correlations between cytology results, clinicopathological parameters and recurrence patterns were evaluated. The prognostic impact of CY… CONTINUE READING


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