Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Gastric Cancer
  •  Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  •  Physiology
  •  Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  •  ENT
  •  Gastroenterology
  •  Sleep Medicine and Disorders


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017;2(1):1438.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.1438

A Case of a Cervical Cancer Patient with Elevated CEA Caused by Hashimoto′s Thyroiditis

Lei Gao, Gong Li, Xiaojuan Li, Cheng Xiao and Shucong Zhang

Department of Radiotherapy, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, China
Department of Medical Oncology, Second Clinical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China

*Correspondance to: Lei Gao 

 PDF  Full Text Case Report | Open Access


Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) is a broad-spectrum tumor maker that can be expressed in a variety of malignancies, it relatively high sensitivity, and can be used as an index for evaluation therapeutic effect. Its level has been shown to be associated with tumor burden with colorectal cancer. However, it is also elevated to a significant degree in non-malignant conditions. The purpose of this case report is to describe Hashimoto’s thyroiditis causing a marked elevation of CEA levels and to review other benign causes of elevated CEA. A 77-year-old woman was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and received radical chemoradiotherapy. All data showed that the treatment was effectively, but repeated serum CEA levels were found an upward trend, so we initially thought that was the result of tumor recurrence or other malignancies. Then, we conducted further assessment, the SCC-Ag level was at the low state, it was an important indicator of the effectiveness of cervical cancer treatment. And the rest of other tumor markers, which including serum AFP, CA12-5, CA19-9, CA15-3, were all within the normal limit. On the other hand, follow-up imaging examinations, including PET, CT and MRI, showed that treatment was effectively, and there were no primary recurrence or metastasis. It is noteworthy that all imaging studies suggest the sign of the thyroid gland was changed, but the patient did not have overt hyperthyroid or hypothyroid features. With our further evaluation, serum thyroid peroxidase antibody (aTPO), and thyroglobulin antibody titers (ATG) were markedly elevated. On thyroid ultrasonography revealed the increase of the volume of thyroid gland, and multiple isoechoic nodules, the patient was diagnosed with Hashimoto thyroiditis.


Carcinoembryonic antigen; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis; Cervical Cancer

Cite the Article:

Gao L, Li G, Li X, Xiao C, Zhang S. A Case of a Cervical Cancer Patient with Elevated CEA Caused by Hashimoto′s Thyroiditis. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1438.

Search Our Journal

Journal Indexed In

Articles in PubMed

Tocotrienols: Exciting Biological and Pharmacological Properties of Tocotrienols and other Naturally Occurring Compounds, Part I
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
Tocotrienols: Exciting Biological and Pharmacological Properties of Tocotrienols and Naturally Occurring Compounds, Part II
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
View More...

Articles with Grants

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Following COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2): A Case Report
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study of Membrane-Free Stem Cell Extract in Dogs with Osteoarthritis
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
View More...