Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is extremely elevated in polycystic liver disease.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is used as a biomarker to differentiate benign from malignant gastrointestinal disorders. We examined the value of CA19-9 measurement in polycystic livers after observing high CA19-9 cyst fluid levels in a benign polycystic liver case. METHODS We determined CA19-9 levels in serum (n=120) and hepatic cyst… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2009.02055.x

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@article{Waanders2009CarbohydrateA1, title={Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is extremely elevated in polycystic liver disease.}, author={Esm{\'e} Waanders and Loes van Keimpema and Johannes T. Brouwer and Martijn G. H. van Oijen and Raymond Aerts and Fred C G J Sweep and Frederik Nevens and Joost P. H. Drenth}, journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver}, year={2009}, volume={29 9}, pages={1389-95} }