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Turkish Journal of Cancer
1992, Volume 22, Number 3, Page(s) 104-111
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Tumor markers in effusions: A comparative study of tumor marker levels in sera and effusions
İBRAHİM GÜLLÜ, ŞUAYİP YALÇIN, GÜLTEN TEKUZMAN, AYŞE KARS, NİLÜFER İBRAHİM GÜLLÜ, ŞUAYİP YALÇIN, GÜLTEN TEKUZMAN, AYŞE KARS, NİLÜFER GÜLER, İBRAHİM BARIŞTA, EŞMEN BALTALI, DİNÇER FIRAT, COŞKUN BEKDİK, ZEHRA KORAY

The tumor markers; CEA, CA 19-9, CA 125, and CA 15-3 levels in effusions caused by some common malignant tumors, such as breast, gastrointestinal tract and ovarian cancers were compared to the serum levels of the same group of patients. Thirty-three patients were included in the study group. Comparison with benign effusions (12 patients) was also carried out. Corresponding tumor markers designated for each tumor type were analyzed besides CEA which was measured in all patients. Although we obtained more positive results in malignant effusions than the sera, this difference was not statistically significant (p>O.O5) However mean values of tumor markers were found to be statistically higher in malignant effusions when compared to the sera of the same patients and to the benign effusions of the control group (p
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