Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2009 Feb;52(2):266-270.

A case of extremely elevated CA 125 with adenomyosis

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kangwon National University Medical School, Chunchon, Korea. obypf@kangwon.ac.kr

Abstract

We report a very high serum level of serum CA 125 in a patient with adenomyosis. Elevated serum CA 125 is useful for the management of patients with ovarian cancer but has also been associated with several benign conditions, including adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, pregnancy, menstruation, and endometriosis. Adenomyosis refers to the endometrial glands and stroma located deep within the myometrium. Here we report a patient with an elevated, rising serum CA 125 level over 1,000 IU/mL without any malignancy. Exploratory laparoscopy with LAVH (Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy) and multiple peritoneal biopsies were performed. Histologically, the lesion was confirmed to be an adenomyosis. The level of serum CA 125 was 38 IU/mL on the fifth postoperative day.

Keyword

CA125; Adenomyosis

MeSH Terms

Adenomyosis
Animals
Biopsy
Endometriosis
Female
Humans
Laparoscopy
Leiomyoma
Menstruation
Mice
Myometrium
Ovarian Neoplasms
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pregnancy
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