Prognostic significance of carcinoembryonic antigen levels in peritoneal washes in patients with gastric cancer.

@article{Abe2001PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of carcinoembryonic antigen levels in peritoneal washes in patients with gastric cancer.},
  author={Nobutsugu Abe and Takashi Watanabe and Hiroshi Toda and Hiromichi Machida and Kazufumi Suzuki and Tadahiko Masaki and Takuji Mori and Masanori Sugiyama and Yutaka Atomi and Yuzo Nakaya},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={181 4},
  pages={356-61}
}
BACKGROUND Peritoneal metastasis is the most frequent cause of death in patients with gastric cancer. Detection of free cancer cells in the peritoneal cavity at the time of surgery, therefore, is considered to be of great value in predicting the peritoneal recurrence and accordingly in the prognosis in patients with gastric cancer. This study examined the clinical significance of intraoperative determination of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels in peritoneal washes (pCEA) in patients with… CONTINUE READING
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