The importance of serum and ascites fluid alpha-fetoprotein, carcinoembryonic antigen, CA 19-9, and CA 15-3 levels in differential diagnosis of ascites etiology

Sari R., Yildirim B., Sevinc A., Bahceci F., Hilmioglu F.

HEPATO-GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.48, ss.1616-1621, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1616-1621


Background/Aims: Clinical usage of tumor markers is being limited due to low specificity. Elevated plasma levels of tumor markers may be seen in diseases other than malignancy, i.e., kidney, liver or circulatory disturbances.