Tumor markers as a diagnostic key for hilar cholangiocarcinoma

  title={Tumor markers as a diagnostic key for hilar cholangiocarcinoma},
  author={Benjamin Juntermanns and Sonia Radunz and Matthias M Heuer and Sabine Hertel and Henning Reis and JP Neuhaus and Spyridon Vernadakis and Tanja Trarbach and Andreas Paul and Gernot Maximilian Kaiser},
  booktitle={European journal of medical research},
OBJECTIVE Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is the fourth most common gastrointestinal malignancy. CA19-9 and CEA are helpful devices in the management of gastrointestinal malignancies and belong to clinical routine in surgical oncology. But the validity of these parameters in terms of tumor extension and prognosis of bile duct malignancies still remains unclear. METHODS From 1998 to 2008, we obtained preoperative CA19-9 and CEA serum levels in 136 patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma. We correlated… CONTINUE READING