Intralobar pulmonary sequestration presenting increased serum CA19-9 and CA125
ABSTRACT A 39-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for further evaluation of a consolidated shadow and clarification of the cause of serum tumor marker elevation (CA19-9 496.2 U/ml, CA125 160.6 U/ml). Chest computed tomography revealed a well-defined homogeneous nodule in the left S(10). Angiography showed one aberrant artery, branching from the ascending aorta. Intralobar pulmonary sequestration was diagnosed and the sequestrated lung was resected. Microscopic findings of the sequestrated lung showed a mucus-containing cystically dilated bronchus, which was covered with ciliated cylindrical epithelium. Immunohistochemical staining showed positive staining for CA19-9 and CA125 in both the ciliated cylindrical epithelium and mucus. Serum values of tumor markers returned to their normal range after surgery.
The Journal of the Japanese Associtation for Chest Surgery 01/2010; 24(2):236-241. DOI:10.2995/jacsurg.24.236
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ABSTRACT: Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is widely accepted as a tumor marker for cancers of the biliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal tracts. Occasionally, CA19-9 is markedly elevated in the serum of patients with benign diseases. Pulmonary sequestration is a rare malformation that is characterized by the presence of lung tissue with abnormal or absent communication with the bronchi, to which blood is supplied by the systemic arteries. The current study presents a 48-year-old male who presented with upper left abdominal bloating and marked elevation of serum CA19-9 levels. The patient was referred to the Tongji Hospital (Wuhan, China) with suspected hepato-biliary-pancreatic disease and, following surgery, was diagnosed with intralobar pulmonary sequestration. Immunohistochemistry showed marked positive staining for CA19-9 in the sequestrated lung tissue. The patient's symptoms improved and the CA19-9 levels returned to the normal range following surgery. Therefore, the symptoms of upper left abdominal bloating and marked elevation of serum CA19-9 levels, in this case, may have resulted from the intralobar pulmonary sequestration.Oncology letters 05/2014; 7(5):1493-1496. DOI:10.3892/ol.2014.1960 · 0.99 Impact FactorThis article is viewable in ResearchGate's enriched formatRG Format enables you to read in context with side-by-side figures, citations, and feedback from experts in your field.
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ABSTRACT: Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is a specific tumor marker of the biliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal tracts. CA19-9 is occasionally elevated in serum in patiens with benign pulmonary diseases such as bronchiectasis, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia or collagen disease-associated pulmonary fibrosis. Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital lung anomaly. It is dissociated from the normal tracheobronchial tree and is supplied by an anomalous systemic artery. There have been some reports of elevation of CA19-9 in this lesion. We report a case of intralobar pulmonary sequestration with elevated serum CA19-9 in a 29-year-old man who was diagnosed with bronchiectasia of left lower lung field on general check up. He had no evidence of any malignant disease in pancreatobiliary or gastrointestinal tracts. Elevated serum CA19-9 level might be encountered with benign pulmonary disease such as pulmonary sequestration.06/2012; 72(6):507-10. DOI:10.4046/trd.2012.72.6.507