Diagnostic value of mesothelin in pleural fluids: comparison with CYFRA 21-1 and CEA.


CYFRA 21-1 and CEA have been applied for the differential diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The soluble mesothelin-related peptide (SMRP) has been proposed as a specific marker for distinguishing MPM from benign diseases and other malignancies in pleural effusions (PEs). In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of SMRP in PEs in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12032-013-0543-6


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