• Users Online: 142
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home Current issue Ahead of print Search About us Editorial board Archives Submit article Author Guidelines Subscribe Contacts Login 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sudipta Bera
FD-465/2, Salt Lake City, Sector III, Kolkata - 700 106, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jhrr.jhrr_29_18

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded123    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal