IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 5 / pii/2009148

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Case Report

Primary adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube as an incidental finding during surgery in a postmenopausal patient with unspecific pelvic pain

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, São Paulo University (Brazil)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(5), 597–599;
Published: 10 October 2009

 Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare gynecologic neoplasm and is usually diagnosed late and presents classically with a characteristic group of symptoms. We describe a case of a 76-year-old woman who underwent TVS requested by the family physician due to unspecific pelvic pain. An adnexal mass was found with morphology associated with high levels of CA125 suggestive of a malignant tumor. During laparotomy, a mass located in the left tube was found. Histopathology confirmed PFTC. Total hysterectomy, salpingooophorectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin/paclitaxel were performed. The patient has not yet presented any signs of recurrence.

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma
CA 125
Pelvic pain
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