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Extraordinarily elevated serum levels of CA 19-9 and rapid decrease after succesfull therapy: A case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21332006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is most valuable as a serum marker for pancreatic and biliary cancer, but increased concentrations occur in several other gastrointestinal malignancies. A carbohydrate antigen 19-9 value of >1,000 U/ml usually indicates a digestive cancer and has been reported to have a specificity greater than 99% for pancreatic cancer; nevertheless, false-positive results owing to benign diseases such as pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis have been noted. We present a patient with cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis with acute cholangitis who had very high serum levels of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (9586 IU/ml). The rapid decrease in carbohydrate antigen 19-9 after successful treatment was as interesting as the pretreatment high serum level of carbohydrate antigen 19-9.
Murat Korkmaz; Hakan Unal; Haldun Selçuk; Uğur Yilmaz
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Title:  The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1300-4948     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9515841     Medline TA:  Turk J Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  461-463     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of, Gastroenterology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara.
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