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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2008, Vol. 35 Issue (3): 231-232    DOI:
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Successful treatment of advanced endometriosis with extremely high CA 125 and moderately elevated CA 15-3 levels
M. T. Canda1, *(), N. Demir1, O. Sezer1, L. Doganay2
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 2Department of Pathology, Kent Hospital, Izmir (Turkey)
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Abstract  
We present the case of a patient with advanced endometriosis who presented with chronic pelvic pain, bilateral unruptured ovarian endometrioma, massive peritoneal implants and extremely elevated CA 125, and also elevated CA 15-3 levels. Laparoscopy revealed bilateral unruptured ovarian endometrioma and diffuse peritoneal endometriotic implants. Increased association of elevated levels of CA 125 and CA 15-3 is not so common in advanced endometriosis. The case was successfully treated with laparoscopy and combined low-dose oral contraceptive with one year of follow-up. To the best of our knowledge among the reported cases this is the highest CA 15-3 level ever reported with an extremely elevated CA 125 level.
Key words:  Endometriosis      CA 125      CA 15-3      Laparoscopy     
Published:  10 September 2008     
*Corresponding Author(s):  M. T. CANDA     E-mail:  candatunc@yahoo.com

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M. T. Canda, N. Demir, O. Sezer, L. Doganay. Successful treatment of advanced endometriosis with extremely high CA 125 and moderately elevated CA 15-3 levels. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008, 35(3): 231-232.

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