Very High CA125 due to Non-neoplastic Lesion of Ovary

  • KDB Bista


High CA-125 levels have been strongly associated with ovarian malignancy. But due to nonspecific nature of this tumor marker it has been found to be raised to high levels above 1000u/Ml even in some non neoplastic conditions which have to be kept in mind. A young woman was found to have very high Ca125 levels of 3500u/Ml after rupture of endometrioma. Endometrioma, pelvic inflammatory disease, abdominal tuberculosis are some of the nonneoplastic conditions associated with very high levels of Ca125.

KeywordsCA-125; endometrioma; ovarian malignancy; pelvic inflammatory disease
How to Cite
BISTA, KDB. Very High CA125 due to Non-neoplastic Lesion of Ovary. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 52-54, aug. 2015. ISSN 1999-8546. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2020.
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