Isolated splenic metastasis from gastric carcinoma value of CEA and CA 19-9 in early diagnosis: Report of two cases

Enrico Opocher, Roberto Santambrogio, Paolo Bianchi, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Silvia Vellini, Marco Montorsi

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Abstract

We report two cases of an isolated splenic metastasis, occurring 5 and 3 years, respectively, after gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. Serum carcinoembryonic antigen and CA 19-9 levels were evaluated preoperatively, postoperatively, and during the oncologic follow-up. The patients underwent splenectomy for solitary splenic metastasis. We conclude that the use of serum carcinoembryonic and CA 19-9 values may help in the early diagnosis of these recurrences and splenectomy allows radical treatment in patients with no evidence of disseminated disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-580
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • CA 19-9
  • CEA
  • Gastric carcinoma
  • Splenic metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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