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ID Design 2012/DOOEL Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.044

eISSN: 1857-9655

Case Report

 

 

 

Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review


 

Meral Rexhepi1*, Elizabeta Trajkovska2, Hysni Ismaili3, Florin Besimi1, Nagip Rufati1


1Clinical Hospital Tetovo, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Tetovo, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia; 2Clinical Hospital Tetovo, Department of Pathology, Tetovo Republic of Macedonia; 3University of Tetovo, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia

 

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BACKGROUND: Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare tumour of the female genital tract with an incidence of 0.1-1.8% of all genital malignancies, and it is very difficult to diagnose preoperatively, because of its non-specific symptomatology. In most cases, it is an intraoperative finding or a histopathological diagnosis. It is a tumour that histologically and clinically resembles epithelial ovarian cancer.

CASE PRESENTATION: We are reporting a case of a 62-year-old, postmenopausal women with primary fallopian tube carcinoma of the right fallopian tube in stage IA. The patient has lower abdominal pain, watery vaginal discharge and repeated episodes of bleeding from the vagina. The clinical and radiological findings suggested a right adnexal tumour with elevated CA-125 levels. Total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy and peritoneal washing were performed. Pathologic confirmation of primary serous cystadenocarcinoma of the right fallopian tube was made. Peritoneal washings were negative for malignancy. FIGO stage was considered as IA, and the patient received no courses of chemotherapy and postoperative radiation because she refused it. Ten months after initial surgery, the patient is alive and in good condition.

CONCLUSION: Cytoreduction surgery followed by adequate cycles of chemotherapy is an important strategy to improve patients’ prognosis.

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Citation: Rexhepi M, Trajkovska E, Ismaili H, Besimi F, Rufati N. Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.044
Keywords: fallopian tube; serous cystadenocarcinoma; post-menopausal female; intraoperative assessment; histopathological diagnosis.
*Correspondence: Meral Rexhepi. Clinical Hospital Tetovo, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Tetovo, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia. E-mail: dr.meralrexhepi@gmail.com
Received: 13-Jan-2017; Revised: 16-Mar-2017; Accepted: 17-Mar-2017; Online first: 20-May-2017
Copyright: 2017 Meral Rexhepi, Elizabeta Trajkovska, Hysni Ismaili, Florin Besimi, Nagip Rufati.  This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This research did not receive any financial support.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
 

 

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