Document Detail

The value of 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid analysis in urine. A clinical and cost-benefit study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2417537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical value and the cost-benefit of 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid in urine (5-HIAA/u) measurements in diagnosing carcinoid tumours were analysed. During a 5-month period a total of 1397 analyses yielded 62 patients with elevated 5-HIAA/u levels, of which 28 patients had previously been operated on for a carcinoid tumour. Only one carcinoid tumour was found to have been diagnosed on the evidence of elevated 5-HIAA/u levels. In patients previously operated on for carcinoid tumour, elevated leves of 5-HIAA/u did not influence their treatment. Several border-line values were probably due to a temporary decline in hepatic function or to substances interfering with the analytical methods used. It is concluded that 5-HIAA/u measurements are of limited clinical value.
A Lasson; A Alwmark
Related Documents :
19670037 - Elevated ck-mb values after routine angioplasty predicts worse long-term prognosis in l...
2821787 - Comparison of early myocardial technetium-99m pyrophosphate uptake to early peaking of ...
19154957 - Should high creatine kinase discourage the initiation or continuance of statins for the...
17170527 - Is a raised ca 19-9 level diagnostic for a cholangiocarcinoma in patients with no histo...
1411687 - The psychological and social condition of hypertensives resistant to pharmacological tr...
21036877 - Registries in rheumatological and musculoskeletal conditions. paediatric behçet's disea...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0355-9521     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-20     Completed Date:  1986-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609767     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Gynaecol     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Carcinoid Tumor / diagnosis*
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Follow-Up Studies
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid / diagnostic use,  urine*
Liver Neoplasms / secondary
Reg. No./Substance:
54-16-0/Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid

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

Previous Document:  Experimental study of lymphatic contractility and its clinical importance.
Next Document:  Viability of infants born at 24 to 26 weeks gestation.