In this case, rising longitudinal levels of CA125 were significant in the detection of peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma, and led to the indication for surgery. Rising longitudinal CA125 has been shown to be important in the detection of ovarian cancer, but little data exist as to its relevance for the detection of peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma. This rare primary tumor is usually associated with women at high risk for epithelial ovarian carcinoma, although this patient was not at high risk as she had no familial breast or ovarian cancer history.
- Longitudinal CA125
- papillary serous carcinoma of the peritoneum
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