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Table 1 Experimental setup of the operative groups

From: Influence of surgical trauma on tumor establishment in a rat ovarian cancer model

Experimental group Procedure: left uterine horn Procedure: right uterine horn I.p. injection of 103 ovarian cancer cells (O-342)
1 Laparoscopy None Incision of uterine horn after coagulation at three different locations in an area of 1 cm Yes
2 Laparotomy None Grasping with a forceps Yes
3 Laparotomy None Incision of uterine horn after coagulation at three different locations in an area of 1 cm Yes
4 Laparotomy None Ligation of the right uterine horn combined with partial resection of uterine horn (1 cm) Yes