IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo3799.2018

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Open Access Case Report
Fallopian tube cancer with breast metastasis: a case report and review of literature
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1 Department of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, Hangzhou, China
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital, Hangzhou, China
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(4), 665–667;
Published: 10 August 2018

Fallopian tube carcinoma (FTC) accounts for a very small portion of female genital malignancies. Here the authors report a rare case of diagnosed FTC in a 52-year-old woman in April 2006. The patient underwent subtotal abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingooophorectomy, omentectomy, appendectomy, partial rectectomy, and colostomy of sigmoid colon, and received 19 cycles of paclitaxel chemotherapy. In February 2009, recurrent carcinoma in the remnant cervix was found, with invasion of the bladder and left ureter. The patient then underwent remnant cervix resection, left partial uretero-cystectomy, cysto-ureteral anastomosis, and stoma apothesis, and was treated with four cycles of paclitaxel. In March 2014, bilateral breast masses were palpated. Pathological findings suggested invasive carcinoma in bilateral lesions. Left modified radical mastectomy and right mastectomy with sentinel ipsilateral lymph node biopsy were performed. Further immunocytochemical evaluation of the surgical specimen confirmed the metastasis of FTC to the breast. The patient only received four cycles of docetaxel due to bone marrow suppression and left renal failure.
Fallopian tube carcinoma
Breast metastasis
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