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Liver function tests in patients with computed tomography demonstrated hepatic metastases.
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PMID:  2910745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
M D Ottmar; R L Gonda; K J Leithauser; O H Gutierrez
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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    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan 48037.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alanine Transaminase / blood
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Aspartate Aminotransferases / blood
Liver Function Tests*
Liver Neoplasms / radiography,  secondary*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Aminotransferases; EC Transaminase; EC Phosphatase

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