peritoneal effusion

peritoneal effusion

Fluid in the peritoneum that may be benign or malignant; in ♀, malignant ascites is often linked to ovarian, gastric, pancreas, endometrial CA; in ♂, malignant ascites is linked to pleural mesothelioma, gastric, colon and pancreas CA
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5 times the upper normal limit, bilateral pleural effusion, slight peritoneal effusion and paresthesia and unilateral palpebral ptosis were also observed.
Caption: Figure 2: Axial contrast CT scan of the abdomen showing retroperitoneal and peritoneal effusion arising from the tail and the body of the pancreas 4 days after admission.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February 2012 to July 2013, a total of 48 peritoneal effusion fluids were collected with clinical suspicion of malignancy in the Department of Pathology, NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata after taking proper informed consent from the patients.
In cases of peritoneal effusion 126 cases were benign, 13 cases were of malignant effusion, 7 cases were suspicious of malignancy and 18 cases were degenerated.
The patient's sputum, fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of lymph node, pus, peritoneal effusion and pleural effusion samples coming from different rural areas of district Gujranwala and Hafiz Abad were included in the study.
90%) cases of ovarian malignancy with peritoneal effusion.
A review reveals most of those cases presented in the skin (n = 12; 54%), followed by lymph nodes (n = 5; 23%), and single cases (n = 5; 23%) were reported in the lung, a peritoneal effusion, colon, ovary and, in the current case, the gastroesophageal junction.
Studies of portal vein blood, pancreatic lymph and peritoneal effusion.
11 These parameters have been used to differentiate benign from malignant lesions in breast,9 prostate,12 pleural and peritoneal effusions,13,14 urinary bladder,15 cervix,16 brain,17 liver,18 benign lesions of oral cavity and larynx from squamous cell carcinoma,19 benign and malignant salivary gland tumors,20 as well as in reactive lymphocytosis from acute and chronic leukemias.
4) However, carcinomatosis accounts for only two-thirds of malignant peritoneal effusions.
This study aims to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of Calretinin (CAL) and Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as immunocytochemical markers in distinguishing mesothelial cells from metastatic adenocarcinoma cells in pleural and peritoneal effusions with equivocal cytomorphological findings using routine Papanicolaou staining.

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