IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 3 / pii/2009083

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Fallopian tube carcinoma metastatic to the pericardium and breast

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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Cukurova School of Medicine, Adana (Turkey)
2 Department of Pathology, University of Cukurova School of Medicine, Adana (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(3), 335–337;
Published: 10 June 2009

Introduction: Fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare gynecological tumor and simultaneous pericardial and breast metastasis of this cancer is an extremely exceptional event. Case: A 46-year-old woman with FIGO Stage Ⅲc, grade 3 adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube received cyclophosphamide and carboplatin subsequent to surgery. The disease had been completely silent for 41 months and then it relapsed with pericardial and breast metastasis consecutively. She expired one year after the relapse. Conclusion: Although clinical and biological behavior and response to the treatment of fallopian tube carcinoma is quite similar to epithelial ovarian carcinoma, breast and pericardium are unusual sites of metastasis for each malignancy. As survival is prolonged with new chemotherapeutics these atyp-ical cancer metastases will be observed more frequently.

Fallopian tube carcinoma
Breast metastasis
Pericardial metastasis
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