[Diagnostic usefulness of Ca 19-9 antigen in cancer of the pancreas and neoplasms of the pancreato-biliary intersection].

@article{RoblesDaz1990DiagnosticUO,
  title={[Diagnostic usefulness of Ca 19-9 antigen in cancer of the pancreas and neoplasms of the pancreato-biliary intersection].},
  author={Guillermo Robles-D{\'i}az and G Aceves and Edgar Galvan},
  journal={Gaceta medica de Mexico},
  year={1990},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={78-82; discussion 82-3}
}
Antigen CA 19-9 was measured in the serum of a group of 16 patients with pancreatic cancer, in 19 patients with non-pancreatic gastrointestinal malignancies, and in 19 others with benign pancreatobiliary disease. The test showed a high sensitivity with a low specificity and a positive predictive value for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer when confronted with… CONTINUE READING