The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis: A case report

Bayan T. Takizawa*, Eon K. Shin, Louise Masters, Frederick Lancelle, Vincent Anaf, Shohreh Shahabi

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Abstract

A patient presented with deep venous thrombosis and an elevated CA-125 level, but normal pelvic ultrasound and abdominal and pelvic CT scans. Laparoscopy revealed diffuse carcinomatosis and a diagnosis of stage IIIc, poorly differentiated epithelial ovarian carcinoma was made. Laparoscopy may provide an alternative means of diagnosis when conventional imaging fails, and may facilitate the placement of catheters for subsequent intraperitoneal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalYale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Volume74
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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