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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-164

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma: A case of rare malignancy


Department of Pathology, ESI PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College and ESIC Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Sudipta Bera
FD-465/2, Salt Lake City, Sector III, Kolkata - 700 106, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jhrr.jhrr_29_18

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Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is an extremely uncommon tumor of female genital tract origin with the incidence of 0.1%–1.8% of all genital malignancies. Due to its nonspecific symptomatology and rarity of this neoplasm, correct preoperative diagnosis is made only in 4% of the cases and is usually first recognized by pathologist. Our case was a 39-year-old patient who presented with intermittent vaginal bleeding, lower abdominal pain, and pelvic mass. On physical examination, lower abdominal tenderness was found. Ultrasound examination revealed bilateral hydrosalpinx. The patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Histopathological examination confirmed features of papillary serous adenocarcinoma of the left fallopian tube. The patient was referred to oncologist for chemotherapy. Six months following initial surgery, the patient is in good condition. This case is being reported due to the scarcity of data published from the Indian population and rarity of this neoplasm.


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