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CA19-9 as a Predictor of Resectability in Patients with Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer.
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PMID:  23321027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether CA19-9 level related to the curative resection and prevented unnecessary laparotomy in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Methodology: Retrospectively, logistic multivariate regression analysis was used to analyze data from 207 patients who underwent laparotomy for planned surgical resection at West China Hospital, during a 5-year period, and performed to identify CA19-9 levels contributing significantly to surgical resection. Inoperable patients were excluded. Results: Patients with CA19-9 >150U/mL had a frequency of surgical resection 11.7% (14/120) vs. 34.5% (30/87) in those patients with a lower level of CA19-9 (p<0.001). Patients with larger tumor size had a 1.98-fold increased risk of unresectability compared to those with smaller tumor size (p=0.046). Using multivariate analysis adjusted the effects of other factors, high level of CA19-9 and larger tumor size were both considered to be an important risk factor for influencing surgical resection. Conclusions: CA19-9 should be a good predictor of surgical resection possibility in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, it is useful in prognosis and optimizing surgical strategy.
Zhaopeng He; Huimin Lu; Xiaojiong Du; Weiming Hu; Bole Tian Zhaoda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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