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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2008, Vol. 35 Issue (2): 137-139    DOI:
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CA 19-9 can be a useful tumor marker in ovarian dermoid cysts
A. Coskun1, *(), G. Kiran1, O. Ozdemir1
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Medical Faculty, Kahramanmaras (Turkey)
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Abstract  
Purpose: To evaluate the importance of CA-19-9 as an aiding tool in the diagnosis of mature cystic teratomas. Methods: We found 43 cases of dermoid cysts that were operated on at our clinic, and whose tumor marker CA 19-9 was studied before the operation. Results: Thirty-seven of 43 patients (86%) had elevated CA 19-9 levels. Using Pearson’s correlation, the average diameter and weight of the tumor had a strong possitive correlation with the level of CA 19-9 (p < 0.01). Thirty-one out of the 43 (72%) cases had a dermoid cyst in the right ovary, nine (20.9%) in the left ovary, and three (7%) had bilateral dermoid cysts. Right predominancy was very high among the patients (p < 0.05). Conclusion: We suggest that besides ultrasonography and computed tomography, serum CA 19-9 level could be a useful tumor marker in the diagnosis of dermoid cysts.
Key words:  Dermoid cyst      CA 19-9 level      Gynecological tumors     
Published:  10 June 2008     
*Corresponding Author(s):  A. COSKUN     E-mail:  acoskun@ksu.edu.tr

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A. Coskun, G. Kiran, O. Ozdemir. CA 19-9 can be a useful tumor marker in ovarian dermoid cysts. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 35(2): 137-139.

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