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Determination of CA-125 levels in the serum, cervical and vaginal secretions, and endometrium in Chinese women with precancerous disease or endometrial cancer.

He SM, Xing F, Sui H, Wu Y, Wang Y, Wang D, Chen G, Kong Z, Zhou SF - Med. Sci. Monit. (2011)

Bottom Line: Serum CA-125 has been used as a biomarker of gynecological tumors.The increase of CA-125 content in serum, cervical and vaginal secretions was lesser significant in grade 3 cancer than that in grade 1 and 2 cancer.Generally, serum CA-125 levels correlated with those in cervical and vaginal secretions and CA-125 content in cervical secretion correlated with that in vaginal secretion.

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Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xiaolan Hospital Affiliated to Southern Medical University, Zhongshan, China. heshuming@zsxlyy.com

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Background: Serum CA-125 has been used as a biomarker of gynecological tumors. In this study, we investigated the CA-125 levels in cervical and vaginal secretions from Chinese patients with endometrial polyps, hyperplasia and carcinoma in comparison with those in endometrium and serum.

Material/methods: An electro-chemiluminescent immunoassay was utilized to determine the levels of CA-125 in 51 healthy Chinese women and 97 patients with polyps, hyperplasia or endometrial cancer. An immunohistochemistry method was used to detect endometrial CA-125 expression in 242 subjects.

Results: Our study demonstrated that serum CA-125 levels were much lower than those in cervical and vaginal secretions in healthy and diseased women. The levels of CA-125 in serum, and cervical and vaginal secretions were significantly increased in complex hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. The increase of CA-125 content in serum, cervical and vaginal secretions was lesser significant in grade 3 cancer than that in grade 1 and 2 cancer. Generally, serum CA-125 levels correlated with those in cervical and vaginal secretions and CA-125 content in cervical secretion correlated with that in vaginal secretion. There was only a weak CA-125 expression in normal endometrium and simple endometrial hyperplasia. There was a significant difference in CA-125 expression among patients with pathological grade 1, 2 and 3 of endometrial carcinoma.

Conclusions: Endo.metrial CA-125 expression together with its levels in the serum and cervical and vaginal secretions can be used as a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of precancerous diseases and endometrial carcinoma.

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Endometrial staining of CA-125 in different groups of subjects (magnification × 400). (E) complex hyperplasia; (F), grade 1 endometrial carcinoma; (G), grade 2 endometrial carcinoma; and (H), grade 3 endometrial carcinoma.
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f2-medscimonit-17-11-cr618: Endometrial staining of CA-125 in different groups of subjects (magnification × 400). (E) complex hyperplasia; (F), grade 1 endometrial carcinoma; (G), grade 2 endometrial carcinoma; and (H), grade 3 endometrial carcinoma.


Determination of CA-125 levels in the serum, cervical and vaginal secretions, and endometrium in Chinese women with precancerous disease or endometrial cancer.

He SM, Xing F, Sui H, Wu Y, Wang Y, Wang D, Chen G, Kong Z, Zhou SF - Med. Sci. Monit. (2011)

Endometrial staining of CA-125 in different groups of subjects (magnification × 400). (E) complex hyperplasia; (F), grade 1 endometrial carcinoma; (G), grade 2 endometrial carcinoma; and (H), grade 3 endometrial carcinoma.
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f2-medscimonit-17-11-cr618: Endometrial staining of CA-125 in different groups of subjects (magnification × 400). (E) complex hyperplasia; (F), grade 1 endometrial carcinoma; (G), grade 2 endometrial carcinoma; and (H), grade 3 endometrial carcinoma.
Bottom Line: Serum CA-125 has been used as a biomarker of gynecological tumors.The increase of CA-125 content in serum, cervical and vaginal secretions was lesser significant in grade 3 cancer than that in grade 1 and 2 cancer.Generally, serum CA-125 levels correlated with those in cervical and vaginal secretions and CA-125 content in cervical secretion correlated with that in vaginal secretion.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Xiaolan Hospital Affiliated to Southern Medical University, Zhongshan, China. heshuming@zsxlyy.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Serum CA-125 has been used as a biomarker of gynecological tumors. In this study, we investigated the CA-125 levels in cervical and vaginal secretions from Chinese patients with endometrial polyps, hyperplasia and carcinoma in comparison with those in endometrium and serum.

Material/methods: An electro-chemiluminescent immunoassay was utilized to determine the levels of CA-125 in 51 healthy Chinese women and 97 patients with polyps, hyperplasia or endometrial cancer. An immunohistochemistry method was used to detect endometrial CA-125 expression in 242 subjects.

Results: Our study demonstrated that serum CA-125 levels were much lower than those in cervical and vaginal secretions in healthy and diseased women. The levels of CA-125 in serum, and cervical and vaginal secretions were significantly increased in complex hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. The increase of CA-125 content in serum, cervical and vaginal secretions was lesser significant in grade 3 cancer than that in grade 1 and 2 cancer. Generally, serum CA-125 levels correlated with those in cervical and vaginal secretions and CA-125 content in cervical secretion correlated with that in vaginal secretion. There was only a weak CA-125 expression in normal endometrium and simple endometrial hyperplasia. There was a significant difference in CA-125 expression among patients with pathological grade 1, 2 and 3 of endometrial carcinoma.

Conclusions: Endo.metrial CA-125 expression together with its levels in the serum and cervical and vaginal secretions can be used as a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of precancerous diseases and endometrial carcinoma.

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Related in: MedlinePlus