MosaicED Brain Teaser!
You're eating a banana seductively at work because you constantly crave attention. There's a patient in bed 1 in your care who's skin is the colour of your banana, and a non tender palpable gallbladder.
Which of these tumour markers would you expect to be elevated in this patient?
- B-Beta HCG
Answer:E-CA19-9. The triad of mild jaundice, palpable enlarged gallbladder and no pain is known as Courvoisier's law which suggests pancreatic head or gallbladder malignancy. CA 19-9 is associated with pancreatic cancer.