, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 314–315 | Cite as

Age and peritoneal fluid cellular distribution in women 20–40 years of age

  • L. McGowan
  • H. S. Pitkow
  • R. H. Davis


Cytologic aspiration specimens of peritoneal fluid revealed that mesothelial cell proportions were significantly reduced 19.2% in women between 26 and 35 years of age. Possibly, mesothelial cell renewal was decreased in women of the older age groups.


Mesothelial Cell Peritoneal Fluid Cellular Distribution Cell Renewal Cell Proportion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. McGowan
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. S. Pitkow
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. H. Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashington D. C.USA
  2. 2.Department of Physiological SciencesPennsylvania College of Podiatric MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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