Vertebral tuberculosis presenting with elevated CA-125 and weight loss mimicking ovarian malignancy; case report

Gokhan Kilic, J. Blankstein, R. Kadanoff

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Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic cancers and currently the measurement of serum CA-125 is the most acceptable screening test. Here we are reporting the first case of a patient with elevated CA-125 as a consequence of tuberculosis vertebral osteomyelitis. Tuberculosis is a benign condition, which must be considered in the premenopausal female with elevated CA-125.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-562
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • CA-125
  • Ovary
  • Tuberculosis, Bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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