Treatment of Large Liver Cyst Evaluated with CA19-9 in the Cystic Fluid

Yasuharu Ikeda, Katsumi Kawasaki, Tetsuo Ikeda, Hiroyuki Uchida, Kazumasa Morinaga

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A middle-aged woman was admitted with a diagnosis of liver cysts. The patient was symptomatic and was treated by injecting absolute ethanol into the largest cyst every week, but the secretion from the cyst persisted. The patient was then treated by absolute ethanol injection every day with good results. CA 19-9 was measured in the cystic fluid. The secretion was related to CA 19-9 activity. Thus, for patients with symptoms from a liver cyst, the injection of ethanol every day can be effective. CA19-9 level in the contents of the liver cyst was an important factor in assessing the effect of ethanol injection on the liver cyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalHPB Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology


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