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[Persistent elevation of Ca 19-9 and an unexpected finding. A case report].

Authors
  • Souza-Gallardo, Luis Manuel1
  • de la Fuente-Lira, Mauricio2
  • Galaso-Trujillo, Roberto2
  • Martínez-Ordaz, José Luis2
  • 1 Servicio de Gastrocirugía, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Servicio de Gastrocirugía, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cirugia y cirujanos
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
85
Issue
5
Pages
449–453
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.circir.2016.07.003
PMID: 27609089
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The persistent elevation of Ca 19-9 is probably due to the presence of multiple benign diseases such as steatosis, urolithiasis, hepatic and renal cysts, and cholecystitis. An algorithm is needed for healthy patients with elevated levels of Ca 19-9 marker, in order to lower costs, avoid misdiagnoses, and improve management.

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