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Bilateral ovarian masses are identified on pelvic examination of a 40-year-old woman...

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asked Feb 12, 2014 in Ob/Gyn by Rajesh Bahara

Bilateral ovarian masses are identified on pelvic examination of a 40-year-old woman. Ultrasound examination reveals multiloculated cystic masses involving both ovaries. The patient is treated with total abdominal hysterectomy with removal of both adnexa. Pathologic examination demonstrates papillary carcinoma producing serous fluid. Which of the following tumor markers would be most useful in monitoring for recurrence?

(A) Alpha-fetoprotein

(B) Bombesin

(C) CA-125

(D) PSA

(E) S-100

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Answer: (C) CA-125.

answered Feb 12, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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