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Early pregnancy factor (EPF) as tumour marker in two patients with trophoblastic tumour.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8390229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with a trophoblastic tumour (one with an invasive mole and one with a choriocarcinoma) had early pregnancy factor (EPF; detected by rosette inhibition test) in serum. In both cases the EPF already disappeared during surgery which suggests that EPF could be a useful and sensitive tumour marker if laboratory technology for its detection could be improved.
B Bojahr; W Straube; T Römer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  252     ISSN:  0932-0067     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-15     Completed Date:  1993-07-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Missed / blood,  diagnosis
Chaperonin 10
Diagnosis, Differential
Hydatidiform Mole / blood,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Peptides / blood*
Pregnancy Proteins*
Suppressor Factors, Immunologic*
Trophoblastic Neoplasms / blood,  diagnosis*
Tumor Markers, Biological / blood*
Uterine Neoplasms / blood,  diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chaperonin 10; 0/Peptides; 0/Pregnancy Proteins; 0/Suppressor Factors, Immunologic; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological; 0/early pregnancy factor

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