High levels of CA-125 in a case of a parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an abdominal mass

S. A. Ghamande, B. Eleonu, Adel M. Hamid

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A 32-year-old woman presented with increasing abdominal girth and discomfort secondary to a 18-week-size mass and a CA-125 level of 1539. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy and resection of a parasitic fibroid following which the CA-125 levels decreased and normalized within a month. A review of English literature indicates that association of raised CA-125 levels with fibroids is inconsistent and very modest and such high levels have not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-298
Number of pages2
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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