[Determination of sialic acid in cancer of the upper aero-digestive tract]

Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 1986;103(3):167-71.
[Article in French]


The determination of serum lipid sialic acid (LSA) in subjects with laryngeal and oral cavity carcinomas demonstrated an important correlation between the presence of carcinoma and tumor marker elevation. 90% of positivity has been found in 60 cases of laryngeal carcinoma; 100%, on the contrary in 19 cases of oral cavity. The authors affirm the importance of LSA as a tumor marker, in particularly in monitoring patients submitted to surgical excision.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / blood
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Mouth Neoplasms / blood
  • Mouth Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Mouth Neoplasms / surgery
  • N-Acetylneuraminic Acid
  • Sialic Acids / blood*
  • Time Factors


  • Sialic Acids
  • N-Acetylneuraminic Acid