Peritoneal washing

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Micrograph of peritoneal washing (benign mesothelial cells).

Peritoneal washing is a procedure used to look for malignant cells, i.e. cancer, in the peritoneum.

Peritoneal washes are routinely done to stage abdominal and pelvic tumours,[1] e.g. ovarian cancer.

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  1. ^ Fadare, O.; Mariappan, MR.; Wang, S.; Hileeto, D.; McAlpine, J.; Rimm, DL. (Jun 2004). "The histologic subtype of ovarian tumors affects the detection rate by pelvic washings.". Cancer. 102 (3): 150–6. doi:10.1002/cncr.20239. PMID 15211473. 

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