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Discussion in 'Step I' started by buddindoc, May 10, 2007.

  1. buddindoc

    buddindoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hiya,
    anyone know what the tumor maker is for a seminoma?Goljan says hcg while Kaplan says its PLAP??
    THANKS
     
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  3. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    hcg isn't usually used as a marker for seminoma....its just "sometimes" present....usually its for an embryonal (sp?) ie choreocarc or mixed.

    if PLAP is (I'm guessing) plasma leuk. alk phos then I guess thats possible b/c of the usual lymphocytic infiltrate in a seminoma.....but it shouldn't be critical for answering a question
     
  4. Bioengineer

    Bioengineer The Usurpator 5+ Year Member

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    the level of AFP is going to be normal; ß-hCG and LDH may be at any level. So don't count on tumor markers to be definitive in your diagnosis of seminoma. Know the age group it affects (20-40?) and that it's the most common testicular tumor.
     
  5. buddindoc

    buddindoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    thanks ppl...
     

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