Topic: Perineural Invasion and Preoperative Serum CA19-9 as Predictors of Sur

Perineural Invasion and Preoperative Serum CA19-9 as Predictors of Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/33/2/583.abstract

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Re: Perineural Invasion and Preoperative Serum CA19-9 as Predictors of Sur

hi gavin! i can't access this journal article (some i can, since i'm affiliated with an academic institution--my institution doesn't subscribe to this one.) can you tell me if PNI WITHOUT elevated pre-op CA19-9 is prognostically significant? thanks!

Re: Perineural Invasion and Preoperative Serum CA19-9 as Predictors of Sur

Hi Audrey,

I can't access the full article as I don't have any journal subscriptions. Based on reading the abstract alone, I think the answer to your question is Yes.

I read the same thing before in a few other studies. PNI seems to be a negative prognostic factor, in and by itself. Those studies didn't examine pre-op CA19-9.

Eli

4 (edited by marions Sat, 09 Feb 2013 02:45:14)

Re: Perineural Invasion and Preoperative Serum CA19-9 as Predictors of Sur

Found this related study:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.100 … -z?LI=true

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