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Open Access Case Report
Laparoscopic total fallopian tube removal at the time of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in BRCA2 positive women
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1 Department of Gynecologyand Obstetrics, Mirano
2 Department of Medical Sciences, Oncology-Haematology, Mirano
3 Department of Pathology, Mirano (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(3), 328–330;
Published: 10 June 2011
Abstract

About 10% of all serous ovarian cancer has BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutations. Recent data showed that following the SEE FIM protocol it is possible to evidence more fimbriae cancers. Due to those studies, fallopian tube cancer in recent years has become the predominant site of cancer in BRCA1 and/or 2 mutation carriers. The pathological study of the fallopian tube is not complete during salpingo-oophorectomy because a small part (intramural site) is situated inside the uterus. In this case report we demonstrate how it is possible to remove the tubes entirely for pathological analysis without hysterectomy by laparoscopic surgery.
Keywords
Fallopian tube carcinoma
BRCA
Laparoscopy
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