Serum acid phosphatase as a tumour marker in giant cell tumour of bone

Citation
T. Goto et al., Serum acid phosphatase as a tumour marker in giant cell tumour of bone, ARCH ORTHOP, 121(7), 2001, pp. 411-413
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
121
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
411 - 413
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200107)121:7<411:SAPAAT>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
The serum acid phosphatase value was examined in nine patients with giant c ell tumour of bone. Five showed a high level of acid phosphatase, which fel l to within normal limits after surgery. Although the remaining four patien ts showed a normal acid phosphatase level before surgery, the postoperative acid phosphatase level was lower than the preoperative level in each case. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that serum acid phosphatase is a usefu l tumour marker in diagnosing giant cell tumour of bone as well as in evalu ating the efficacy of treatment.