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Liver metastases found by follow-up of patients operated on for colorectal cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and twenty-six patients earlier operated on for colorectal cancer were followed-up once yearly with serum screening tests. The activities of alkaline phosphatase (AP) and gammaglutamyltranspeptidase (GT) were recorded. 58 patients had positive tests. The majority of the patients with liver metastases (20/21) was possible to encircle with these simple serum tests. 38 of the 58 "screening positive patients" were further investigated with celiac angiography and/or liver scintigraphy and liver metastases were very suspect in 29 of these patients. 18 of them were laparotomized and the suspicion was verified in 8.7 of these patients could be subjected to surgery against their liver tumours and 2 of them have then survived more than 2 years. The authors suggest a follow-up system with shorter interval between the examinations.
O Almersjö; S Bengmark; L Hafström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1454-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Rectal Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
EC; EC Phosphatase

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