Table 1

Sensitivity and specificity of ascitic fluid cytology

Ascitic fluidSensitivity (%)Specificity (%)
Three men and 45 women with positive cytology.
Nine men and 23 women with false negative cytology.
Males (n=87)3/12 (25)100
Females (n=192)45/68 (66)100
Total number of samples (n=276)48/80 (60)100