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Carsinoembryonic antigen

Riitta Antila, Jyrki Jalkanen, Oskari Heikinheimo
OBJECTIVE: Preoperative differentiation of primary and metastatic ovarian tumors is difficult. Young age of the patient, bilateralism and reduced multilocularity are cited characteristics of secondary ovarian malignancies. We sought to identity pre- and perioperative factors which may aid in differentiating metastatic ovarian tumors from primary ovarian malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of demographic parameters, preoperative serum tumor marker levels and ultrasonographic as well as operative findings in 38 patients with secondary ovarian malignancies and 76 control patients with primary epithelial ovarian cancer...
April 2006: Gynecologic Oncology
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