Table 2

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, catalase (6000 units), SOD (2000 units), or a combination of catalase and SOD (cat/SOD). p1 represents differences between rats receiving PBS (control) and catalase, p2 represents differences between PBS and SOD, and p3 represents differences between PBS and cat/SOD.

Abdominal sitesControl (n = 5)Catalase (n = 8)SOD (n = 8)Cat/SOD (n = 8)p1p2p3
Omentum5 (3–5)2.5 (0–5)2 (0–5)1 (1–3)NSaNS0.003
Liver4 (1–5)1.5 (0–4)1 (0–3)1 (0–2)NS0.030.01
Kidney4 (2–5)0.5 (0–4)2 (0–4)1 (0–4)0.0070.020.01
Parietal peritoneum5 (1–5)0.5 (0–5)2.5 (0–5)4 (0–5)NS0.030.02
Mesentery5 (1–5)1.5 (0–4)2 (0–5)1 (0–5)0.03NS0.03
Retro peritoneum5 (2–5)1 (0–5)1.5 (0–5)1 (0–5)0.02NS0.04
Total28 (14–30)13 (1–25)11.5 (1–26)9 (2–24)0.030.020.007
  • a NS, not significant.