IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 35 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo25082014

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
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma: a case report and mini-review of the literature
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1 Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Aretaieion” Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thriasio Hospital, Eleusis (Greece)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2014, 35(5), 595–599;
Published: 10 October 2014

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is an uncommon gynecologic tumor, responsible for 0.14% to 1.8% of genital malignancies, with a mean incidence of 3.6 per million women per annum. The factors that contribute to its appearance are not well-known. Overall survival percentages for patients with PFTC are generally low. Although the preoperative diagnosis rarely occurs and it is usually first confirmed by the pathologist, an earlier diagnosis occurs with early clinical manifestation and prompt investigation leading to better prognosis. Both PFTC and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) are treated with similar surgical and chemotherapy methods. The authors report a case of a patient with bilateral high grade serous carcinoma of the fallopian tube, whose initial presentation was bilateral cystic adnexal masses and serosanguinous discharge, with no other pelvic involvement. This article also reviews in brief and presents updates of this rare gynecological malignancy.
Fallopian tube carcinoma
High-grade serous carcinoma
Risk factors
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