Record number :
2421971
Title of article :
Extra-ordinary High CA-125 and CA19-9 Serum Levels in an Ovarian Endometrioma: Case Report
Author/Authors :
Agha Hosseini, Marzieh Shariati Hospital (Department of Infertility) - Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Aleyasin, Ashraf Shariati Hospital (Department of Infertility) - Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Khodaverdi, Sepideh Shariati Hospital (Department of Infertility) - Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Mahdavi, Atossa Shariati Hospital (Department of Infertility) - Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Najmi, Zahra Shariati Hospital (Department of Infertility) - Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Pages :
4
From page :
67
To page :
70
Abstract :
Endometriosis is an estrogen dependent disease. Levels of Cancer antigen-125 are significantly higher in women with moderate to severe endometriosis. However, patients with unruptured endometriosis rarely have serum CA-125 levels more than 1000 U/mL. This case report presents a diffuse, unruptured ovarian endometrioma in a 29- year-old woman, leading to an extraordinary high serum CA-125 and CA19-9 levels; usually typical of advanced ovarian carcinoma. Our experience emphasizes on benign gynecologic conditions such as endometrioma, which should be taken into account as a possible differential diagnosis in women with exaggerated elevation of the serum CA-125 level.
Keywords :
Endometriosis , Tumor markers , Ovarian cyst , Endometrioma , CA-125 , CA19-9
Journal title :
Astroparticle Physics
Serial Year :
2009
Link To Document :
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