[The comparison of CA-125 and CEA levels in serum and ovarian cyst fluid in girls and young women].

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the CA-125 and CEA levels in serum and ovarian cyst fluid. MATERIALS AND METHODS Concentration of the CA-125 and CEA were measured at 12 girls and young women with benign, low malignant potential and functional cysts hospitalized in our teaching department. Concentrations were measured using immunoenzymatic method. RESULTS We did not observe any difference in serum levels of CA-125 and CEA between neoplastic and functional cysts. On the contrary we found very high levels of the markers in the neoplastic cyst fluid in comparison with the functional ovarian cyst fluid. CONCLUSION It seems that high levels of the CA-125 and CEA in neoplastic cyst fluid in comparison with functional may be useful in differential diagnosis.

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