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    Need a diagnosis for seedlings found in peritoneum. Dr. does biopsies of probable squamous cell serous carcinoma in peritoneum.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Are the seedlings what were found during the biopsy or the reason for the biopsy?
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

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    The patient was referred to an OB-GYN from a urologist for evaluation of ascites in the abdomen and adnexal masses. The plan was to do a laparoscopy and biopsy in order to arrive at a diagnosis and to aspirate some of the ascitic fluid.

    Hope that helps. Thanks.

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