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Brief Communication February 2001, Volume 15 Issue 2: 125-126

Elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in patients with true (epithelial) splenic cysts - Rare or Undiscovered?

M Soudack | A Ben-Nun | C Toledano

Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is a well known marker for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, its limitation is its nonspecificity, because elevated levels may be encountered in other gastrointestinal disorders, both benign and malignant. The following case is a patient with a true (epithelial) splenic cyst with elevated serum levels of carbohydrate antigen 19-9.

CA 19-9 | Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 | Splenic cyst
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