Peritoneal Washing
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• peritoneum
• ascites
• surgical staging
Definition: In regards to gyn cancers, this is a procedure where saline (salt solution) is introduced into the peritoneal cavity, and then removed by suction. After this, the fluid is examined for malignant (cancer) cells (called peritoneal washing cytology).

Pronunciation: pare i toe NEE al (noun)

Also Known As: peritoneal lavage

Common Misspellings: peritaneal

Related Resources:

Cancer Staging

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