Transcoelomic spread

Transcoelomic spread describes the spread of a malignancy into body cavities that occurs via penetrating the surface of the peritoneal, pleural, pericardial, or subarachnoid spaces. For example, ovarian tumours can spread transperitoneally to the surface of the liver.

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rID: 46070
System: Oncology
Tag: refs, stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Trans-coelomic spread
  • Transcoelomic spread of tumour

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