The role of concurrent determinations of pleural fluid and tissue carcinoembryonic antigen in the distinction of malignant mesothelioma from metastatic pleural malignancies

B. Faravelli, M. Nosenzo, A. Razzetti, D. Barone, E. D'Amore, R. Bandelloni, C. Gambini, P. G. Betta, A. Donna

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Abstract

A combined determination of pleural fluid and tissue carcinoembryonic antigen (PF-CEA and T-CEA) by radioimmunoassay and immunoperoxidase staining technique respectively was performed in patients with malignant mesotheliomas (12), metastatic pleural carcinomas (17) and benign pleural diseases (seven). All PF-CEA-positive (>39 ng/ml) cases were T-CEA-positive metastatic carcinomas. In contrast, 4 30 PF-CEA-negative (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1087
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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