Primary bilateral fallopian tube carcinoma the report of a single case with review of the literature

Prajna Hariprasad, S. Hariprasad, Teerthanath Srinivas, K. Jayrama Shetty

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Abstract

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is an extremely uncommon neo- plasm of the female genital tract. Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma (PFTC) has a clinical and a histological resemblance to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC). We are reporting a case of PFTC in a 55 year old tubectomized, postmenopausal woman with the non-spe- cific complaints of a watery vaginal discharge and lower abdomi- nal pain. The clinical and radiological findings suggested a bilateral tubo-ovarian abscess. On laprotomy, a bilateral fallopian tube tu- mour was seen, with a focal extension to the surface of the right ovary from the right fallopian tube. Total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral adnexectomy andomentectomy, along with excision of the draining lymph nodes, was done. The histopathological examina- tion revealed a bilateral papillary serous carcinoma of the fallopian tube. The patient was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy with Paclitaxel. There was no evidence of any recurrence, after 2 years of regular follow up. The clinical signs and symptoms of fallopian tube neoplasms are usually non-specific. The primary treatment remains a surgical resection, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation. The prognosis is poor, although long-term survivors have been reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-932
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2013
Externally publishedYes

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Chemotherapy
Fallopian Tubes
Carcinoma
Paclitaxel
Tumors
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Radiation
Female Genital Neoplasms
Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
Vaginal Discharge
Papillary Carcinoma
Lymph Node Excision
Hysterectomy
Abscess
Abdominal Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Survivors
Ovary
Recurrence
Neoplasms

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Hariprasad, Prajna ; Hariprasad, S. ; Srinivas, Teerthanath ; Jayrama Shetty, K. / Primary bilateral fallopian tube carcinoma the report of a single case with review of the literature. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 5. pp. 930-932.
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In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Vol. 7, No. 5, 01.05.2013, p. 930-932.

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