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Evaluation of human chorionic gonadotropin and alpha fetoprotein in benign and malignant testicular disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  80036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The marker proteins alpha fetoprotein and human chorionic gonadotropin are useful adjuncts to clinical evaluation of patients with non-seminomatous testicular germ cell malignant growths during and after therapeutic interventions. Measuring both markers is better than measuring either one alone. An elevated marker assay indicates the presence of active disease. A normal marker assay does not exclude active disease being present. Lastly, these markers are of limited usefulness in the evaluation of undiagnosed testicular masses.
M R Moore; P R Garrett; K N Walton; T A Waldmann; R K McIntire; C L Vogel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1978 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-10-18     Completed Date:  1978-10-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-74     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chorionic Gonadotropin / analysis*
Dysgerminoma / diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Leydig Cell Tumor / diagnosis
Lymphoma / diagnosis
Melanoma / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Teratoma / diagnosis
Testicular Diseases / diagnosis*
Testicular Neoplasms / diagnosis*
alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 0/alpha-Fetoproteins

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