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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 187910, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/187910
Case Report

Unusually High Levels of CA19-9 Associated with Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Ovary

1LHMC and SSKH, New Delhi 110001, India
2ESIC Hospital, Manesar, Haryana 122001, India

Received 22 June 2014; Revised 22 July 2014; Accepted 17 August 2014; Published 8 September 2014

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2014 Monika Madaan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Mature cystic teratoma is the benign tumor of the ovary. CA19-9 levels, although a marker of pancreatic malignancy, have been found to be raised in large ovarian mature cystic teratomas. Case Report. We report a case of a young female who had unusually high levels of CA19-9 in the blood associated with large ovarian mature cystic teratoma. The levels returned to normal 12 weeks after cystectomy was performed. Conclusion. This case highlights the fact that although raised tumor marker may be associated with a benign pathology thorough evaluation to rule out malignancy still must be done.