PMID: 589561Dec 1, 1977

Studies on carcinoembryonic antigen levels in patients with adenocarcinoma of the uterus

Cancer
K E Kjorstad, H Orjaseter

Abstract

Carcinoembryonic antigen was determined before treatment in 101 patients with adenocarcinoma of the uterus. If 2.5 ng/ml is accepted as the upper normal value, 34% of the patients with cancer of the corpus had elevated levels. Only 7% had values exceeding 5 ng/ml. The highest recorded value in endometrial carcinoma was 8.5 ng/ml. In adenocarcinoma of the cervix 68% had values over 2.5 ng/ml and a direct correlation between nodal metastases and plasma elevation of CEA was found. The highest recorded value for endocervical cancer was 108 ng/ml. No patient with localized disease had a value over 4.0 ng/ml. It is concluded that adenocarcinomas of the cervix and corpus have different biological properties, and that in adenocarcinoma of the cervix determination of CEA is a reliable indicator of the extent of disease.

References

Jan 15, 1975·American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology·P J DiSaiaC P Morrow
Sep 1, 1977·Gynecologic Oncology·K E Kjorstad
Jul 1, 1976·Journal of the National Cancer Institute·D M GoldenbergF J Primus
Feb 1, 1973·The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology·S K Khoo, E V Mackay

Citations

Mar 15, 1980·Lancet·D R Dufour, R J Stock
Mar 15, 1980·Lancet·T F Slater
Oct 1, 1978·Journal of Clinical Pathology·T F Warner
Mar 1, 1979·International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics : the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics·S K KhooE Mackay

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