Can a preoperative CA 125 level be a criterion for full pelvic lymphadenectomy in surgical staging of endometrial cancer?

@article{Hsieh2002CanAP,
  title={Can a preoperative CA 125 level be a criterion for full pelvic lymphadenectomy in surgical staging of endometrial cancer?},
  author={C H Hsieh and Chan-Chao Changchien and Hao Lin and Eng-Yen Huang and Chao-Cheng Huang and K T Lan and S Chang},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={28-33}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a preoperative serum level of CA 125 in patients with endometrial cancer can provide additional information in determining the extent of lymphadenectomy required in the surgical staging and which cutoff value is optimal in this respect. METHODS CA 125 was measured in 124 patients diagnosed with endometrial carcinoma who underwent surgery at our institution between January 1995 and May 2000. Statistic analysis was performed using… CONTINUE READING

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