Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Increased Serum CA 19-9

  • Massimo Montalto Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome
  • Michele Impagnatiello Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome
  • Maria Anna Nicolazzi Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome
  • Maria Teresa Congedo
  • Raffaele Landolfi Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome

Abstract

Intralobar pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital lung anomaly which consists of a mass of normal lung tissue not connected to the normal tracheobronchial tree and supplied by an anomalous systemic artery. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) is widely accepted as a tumour marker for biliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer. However, CA 19-9 may also be increased in patients with benign disease. We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman with intralobar pulmonary sequestration who underwent unnecessary and extensive diagnostic abdominal examinations because of an increase in CA 19-9 serum levels.

Author Biographies

Michele Impagnatiello ,
Department of Internal Medicine, Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University, Rome

 

Departement of internal medicine 

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  • Published: 2017-05-26

    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Montalto M, Impagnatiello M, Nicolazzi MA, Congedo MT, Landolfi R. Intralobar Pulmonary Sequestration and Increased Serum CA 19-9. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2017_000583.

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