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ea0005p157 | Endocrine Tumours and Neoplasia | BES2003

Elevated alpha fetoprotein levels in association with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumour

Hanna G , Cross M , Ardill J , Johnston B , McCance D

A 52 year old man presented with a 4 week history of heartburn and epigastric pain. On examination 6 centimetres of irregular heptomegaly were palpable extending across to the epigastrium. Ultrasound of the abdomen demonstrated multiple liver metastases. Percutaneous liver biopsy was consistent with a neuroendocrine tumour (NET) with positive staining for CAM 5.2, chromogranin, PGP 9.5 and S100 but negative for alpha fetoprotein and CEA. Gamma glutamyl transpepitdase was eleva...