CA 19-9 as a Marker of Survival and a Predictor of Metastization in Cholangiocarcinoma.

  title={CA 19-9 as a Marker of Survival and a Predictor of Metastization in Cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Rosa Coelho and Marco Dias Silva and Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto and H{\'e}lder Cardoso and Susana Isabel Lopes and Pedro Pereira and Filipe Vilas-Boas and Jo{\~a}o Santos-Antunes and Jos{\'e} Costa-Maia and Guilherme Macedo},
  journal={GE Portuguese journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={24 3},
BACKGROUND Cholangiocarcinoma is the second most frequent primitive liver malignancy and is responsible for 3% of the malignant gastrointestinal neoplasms. The aims of this study were to determine the association of serum levels of CA 19-9 at diagnosis with other clinical data and serum liver function tests and to identify possible factors that influence the survival rates during follow-up. METHODS Retrospective observational study of 89 patients with a diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma… CONTINUE READING

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