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Table 1 Determination of the murine carcinosis index (MCI)

From: Evaluation of the effects of hyaluronic acid-carboxymethyl cellulose barrier on ovarian tumor progression

Maximal nodule diameter No visible disease < 0.5 mm 0.5 to < 2 mm ≥ 2 mm
Diameter score 0 1 5 10
Nodule number 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 >25
Number score 1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. The MCI per organ (diaphragm, liver, peritoneum, digestive tract) is determined in mice by the following formula: total score = nodule maximal diameter score × nodule number score. The diameter score corresponds to the maximal nodule diameter (from non-visible nodules to nodules up to 2 mm diameter or over). The number score corresponds to the number of nodules in the organ (from 1-5 nodules up to 25 nodules or over).