Case Report

Primary Adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube: Case Report

  • Mert Kazandi
  • Levent Akman
  • Mustafa Cosan Terek
  • Çagdas Sahin
  • Aydin Özsaran
  • Yilmaz Dikmen

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2010;7(2):77-79

Carcinoma of the follapian tube accounts for only 0.3 to 1.1% of all gynecologic malignancies. Primer carsinoma of follapian tube is a rare and aggressive cancer. It is not diagnosed until at an advanced stage. Because its epidemiologic, biologic and prognostic characteristics arent well known, no standart treatment has been developed. Most of them are adenocarcinomas. Stage is significant prognostic factor. Typical clinical symptoms are vaginal bleeding, watery discharge and pelvic pain. Tubal carsinomas are treated with surgical and chemotherapeutic approach as epithelial ovarian cancer. We reported a 76 year-old woman with primer fallopian tube carcinomas. The case presented with postmenopausal vaginal bleeding. Endometrial curettage showed no abnormal findings. However, we performed laparotomy because of ongoing vaginal bleeding after currettage and left adnexal mass. In the laparotomy, left tube was observed hydropic. The histopathologic result of the left tube revealed primer fallopian tube adenocarcinoma. We performed hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She has been given chemotherapy (endoxan-carboplatin) treatment for 4 mounths.

Keywords: Primary carcinoma, fallopian tube