Persistent Elevation of CA 19-9 Levels in the Long-term Follow-up before Laryngeal Cancer

JOURNAL TITLE: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology

Author
1. Fatih Karakaya
2. Zihni Karaeren
3. Sibel Perçinel
ISSN
2231-5047
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1222
Volume
7
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2017
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
    1. Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Turkey
    1. Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Turkey
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    Abstract

    Introduction

    CA 19-9 is used as a tumor marker in colon, pancreas, biliary, and gastric cancers. Laryngeal cancer is the most common malignant epithelial tumor among head and neck cancers and has no specific tumor marker.

    Case report

    A 66-year-old male patient had severe reflux symptoms during 5 years and had an isolated CA 19-9 elevation. Follow-up analysis revealed that he had larynx cancer and after laryngectomy, CA 19-9 levels decreased to normal range.

    Discussion

    Currently, CA 19-9 is not a marker for malignancy. Laryngeal carcinoma has no specific tumor marker, but laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma may be manifested by elevated CA 19-9 levels.

    How to cite this article

    Özkan H, Karakaya F, Karaeren Z, Perçinel S. Persistent Elevation of CA 19-9 Levels in the Long-term Follow-up before Laryngeal Cancer. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2017;7(1):92-94.

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