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January 1979

Preoperative Carcinoembryonic Antigen Levels in Colorectal Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York and the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(1):52-53. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370250054011

• The records of 145 patients with colorectal carcinoma who had preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels measured were evaluated. Preoperative CEA levels were correlated with pathological stage and tumor locations. Increasing levels of CEA were found with advanced stage of disease. Metastatic tumors could be accurately predicted in large percentage of cases. Right-sided colon tumors had lower levels of CEA, compared to left-sided lesions.

(Arch Surg 114:52-53, 1979)