[The changes in tumor marker levels after chemolipiodolization in early phase].
2nd Dept. of Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University.Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 09/1991; 18(11):1843-6.
Changes of the serum tumor marker levels were analyzed in 80 patients with hepatic malignancy treated with chemolipiodolization. In 52 cases, the levels of the tumor marker elevated on the 1st day after treatment with an exponential drop afterwards. The levels of the tumor marker on the first day compared with those before treatment were significantly higher in effectively treated cases. The exponentially declining curve dissociated about 10 days before reaching the lowest point, and it gradually rose again in 32 cases. The second treatment of chemolipiodolization should be applied before dissociation of the exponential curve.
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