IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 26 / Issue 2 / pii/2005152

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Case Report

Primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube mimicking tubo-ovarian abscess

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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Harran University, School of Medicine, Sanliurfa(Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2005, 26(2), 225–226;
Published: 10 April 2005

Purpose: The aim of the study is to report that the primary fallopian tube cancer can be presented as a tubo-ovarian abscess pre­operatively. Methods: A patient with a preoperative diagnosis of a tubo-ovarian abscess with abdominal pain, tenderness and an elevated fever with leukocytes underwent urgent exploratory laparotomy. Results: Explorative laparotomy and accompanied frozen section revealed a right-sided tubal carcinoma. There was an inflam­matory and purulent reaction in the tube that was adherent to the anterior uterus. Total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. Conclusion: Carcinoma of the fallopian tube should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute pelvic peritonitis like a tubo-ovarian abscess.

Fallopian tube carcinoma
Tuba-ovarian abscess
Adnexal mass
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