Document Detail


Liver function tests in patients with computed tomography demonstrated hepatic metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2910745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One hundred patients with computed tomographic (CT) evidence of liver metastases (and confirmation by biopsy or progression of disease) had serum levels of alkaline phosphatase, serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, and serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase measured within two weeks of scanning. All three enzymes were within the normal range in 33% of patients. Even with advanced involvement (defined as three or more metastatic lesions over 3 cm in diameter), 20% of patients had normal levels of all three liver enzymes. Although liver function tests (LFTs) (enzyme levels) are inexpensive and simple to perform, they failed to detect a significant number of patients with liver metastases.
Authors:
M D Ottmar; R L Gonda; K J Leithauser; O H Gutierrez
Related Documents :
21565165 - Variation of flux control coefficient of cytochrome c oxidase and of the other respirat...
21669645 - A soybean plastid-targeted nadh-malate dehydrogenase: cloning and expression analyses.
1320895 - Purification and characterization of two different thymidine-5'-triphosphosphate-hydrol...
4730445 - Serum dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity: sibling-sibling correlation.
3896765 - Lysosomal digestion of thyroglobulin: role of cathepsin d and thiol proteases.
819425 - Localization of glycogen synthetase during differentiation of presumptive cell types in...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0364-2356     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest Radiol     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-16     Completed Date:  1989-02-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611134     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan 48037.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Alanine Transaminase / blood
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Aspartate Aminotransferases / blood
Female
Humans
Liver Function Tests*
Liver Neoplasms / radiography,  secondary*
Male
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 2.6.1.1/Aspartate Aminotransferases; EC 2.6.1.2/Alanine Transaminase; EC 3.1.3.1/Alkaline Phosphatase

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Computed tomography of retained abdominal sponges and towels.
Next Document:  Clinical use of a nonferromagnetic needle for magnetic resonance-guided biopsy.