Adenomyoma associated with high level of CA 125 and CA 19-9: Case report

H. Sato, R. Borsari, E. K. Yajima, T. Ninomiya, C. S. Saito, C. A K Kumagai

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Purpose of investigation: A rare case of increasing CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels increasing in a woman with adenomyoma is described. Methods: A 39-year-old nullipara woman with CA 125 = 1,796 U/ml and CA 19-9 = 177 U/ml was submitted to abdominal and pelvic MRI, gastric endoscopy, colonoscopy, hysteroscopy, pelvic Doppler and PET scan. None of the exams revealed any apparent malignant disease. Results: Six months of gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist treatment reduced CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels. However, after contraceptive pill use the markers were again elevated, and a laparoscopic hysterectomy was performed, and normal CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels were achieved. Conclusions: Adenomyoma may be associated with high levels of CA 125 and CA 19-9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Adenomyoma
  • CA 125 antigen
  • CA 19-9 antigen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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Sato, H., Borsari, R., Yajima, E. K., Ninomiya, T., Saito, C. S., & Kumagai, C. A. K. (2011). Adenomyoma associated with high level of CA 125 and CA 19-9: Case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 32(4), 455-456.