Table 1

Median tumor load (range) at different peritoneal sites

Median tumor load and range at different abdominal sites in rats having undergone laparotomy followed by i.p. injection of tumor cells with PBS, RBCs, hemoglobin (0.5 g), or catalase (3000 units). p1 represents differences between rats receiving PBS (control) and RBCs, p2 represents differences between PBS and hemoglobin, p3 represents differences between PBS and catalase, and p4 represents differences between RBC and catalase.

Abdominal sitesPBS (n = 10)RBCs (n = 10)Hemoglobin (n = 9)Catalase (n = 10)p1p2p3p4
Omentum5 (4–5)0 (0–5)5 (5)1.5 (0–4)<0.0001NSa<0.00010.04
Liver2.5 (2–4)0 (0–2)5 (5)1.5 (0–3)<0.0001<0.00010.0080.03
Kidney3 (2–5)1 (0–5)5 (4–5)3 (1–5)0.0040.002NSNS
Parietal peritoneum5 (4–5)1 (0–3)5 (5)1.5 (1–5)<0.0001NS0.0010.05
Mesentery2.5 (1–4)0 (0–4)3 (2–5)1.5 (0–4)0.0020.05NSNS
Retro peritoneum1 (0–3)0 (0–4)5 (3–5)1 (0–2)0.05<0.0001NS0.03
Total19.5 (15–24)2.5 (1–21)28 (25–30)12 (3–21)0.001<0.00010.0020.008
  • a NS, not significant.