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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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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