Case Report

Primary adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube: a case series

  • Kemal Güngördük
  • Özgür Akbayir
  • Ceyhun Numanoglu
  • Engin Odabas
  • Hasan Cemal Ark
  • Ahmet Gülkilik

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2007;4(3):208-213

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare tumor that histologically and clinically resembles primary ovarian carcinoma. In this article, seven patients with primary fallopian tube carcinoma who were managed at our clinic between 2002 and 2007 were evaluated. All cases were treated by total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, omentectomy,appendectomy and lymph node dissection followed by chemotherapy. Fallopian tube carcinoma is rarely suspected preoperatively. The symptom complex of ‘hydrops tubae profluence’, said to be pathognomonic for this tumor, is rarely encountered. Appropriate therapy for each stage of the disease should be defined, and further studies are required to better depict the clinical course and; prognostic factors.

Keywords: hydrops tubae profluence, primary fallopian tube carcinom