CA 19-9 and CEA are unreliable markers for cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.

@article{Bjrnsson1999CA1A,
  title={CA 19-9 and CEA are unreliable markers for cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.},
  author={Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson and Anders F. Kilander and R. Gran Olsson},
  journal={Liver},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={501-8}
}
AIMS/BACKGROUND Diagnosis of early cholangiocarcinoma (CC) in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis with available radiological methods is very difficult. This type of tumor is the second most common cause of mortality after liver failure in these patients. The recognition of CC is important for the selection of patients for, and the results of, liver transplantation (Ltx). In this study our aim was to investigate the value of measuring cancer markers (CA 19-9 and CEA) in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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