Role of cul-de-sac aspiration cytology in the management and follow-up of patients with ovarian carcinoma. A preliminary report

G. Goldberg, G. Learmonth, B. Bloch, W. Levin

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Abstract

In a pilot study involving 44 patients on combined chemotherapy for epithelial ovarian carcinoma, cul-de-sac aspiration cytology was compared with second-look surgery in the evaluation of disease status. There was a 92% correlation. Our preliminary conclusion was that an aspirate from the cul-de-sac or peritoneal cavity can be obtained with ease and that if this finding is confirmed in a larger series now in progress, the procedure may in part replace second-look operations in the mangement of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume30
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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