The widespread dissemination of carcinoma in the body.
- In ascites due to tuberculous peritonitis and peritoneal carcinomatosis, lymphocytes predominate.
- The remaining 5 percent of patients have chronic cough caused by bronchiogenic carcinoma, carcinomatosis, sarcoidosis, left ventricular failure or aspiration.
- In women with peritoneal carcinomatosis or malignant ascites, treatment for ovarian cancer is instituted if the CA 125 level is elevated.
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