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Living cytology--revisited. In vitro demonstration of intraabdominal adenocarcinomatosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  418979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An in vitro culture technique, "living cytology", was used in a single-blind study to study 36 paracentesis and 7 intracystic fluid specimens for possible adenocarcinomatosis. Islets of epithelial cells were demonstrated only in the 20 patients who were ultimately shown to have intraabdominal adenocarcinomatosis. Ten patients with nonmalignant conditions and 6 patients with nonmetastatic malignancies did not exhibit a comparable pattern. One of the 7 intracystic fluid specimens grew out epithelial islets similar to those observed in patients with intraabdominal adenocarcinomatosis.
G R Monif; I J Seligman; J W Daly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-28     Completed Date:  1979-04-28     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis,  pathology*
Ascitic Fluid / cytology
Culture Techniques / methods*
Cytodiagnosis / methods*
Epithelium / pathology
Neoplasm Metastasis
Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology

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