Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Increased Serum CA 19-9

Montalto, Massimo and Impagnatiello, Michele and Nicolazzi, Maria Anna and Congedo, Maria Teresa and Landolfi, Raffaele Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Increased Serum CA 19-9. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (4). ISSN 2284-2594

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Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital lung anomaly which consists of a mass of normal lung tissue not connected to the normal tracheobronchial tree and supplied by an anomalous systemic artery. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is widely accepted as a tumour marker for biliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer. However, CA 19-9 may also be increased in patients with benign disease. We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman with intralobar pulmonary sequestration who underwent unnecessary and extensive diagnostic abdominal examinations because of an increase in CA 19-9 serum levels.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Michela Donatelli
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 09:50

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