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Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1985 Mar;11(3):583-90.

Fallopian tube carcinoma.

Abstract

Twenty-one patients with fallopian tube carcinoma from Yale-New Haven Medical Center are reviewed. Most patients who died of disease did so in the first two years after diagnosis, even following complete resection, clearly indicating the need for adjuvant therapy. Negative second-look surgery did not provide assurance of permanent remission. There was a high recurrence rate with Stage I and completely resected Stage II and III disease (8 of 14 patients). Some recurrences occurred late, up to nine years after initial diagnosis. We recommend whole abdomino-pelvic radiation if no disease greater than 2 cm3 bulk exists after surgery. Chemotherapy may be an alternative to radiation as primary adjuvant treatment in early stage disease. Chemotherapy for unresectable disease or recurrent disease has shown palliation with occasional prolonged survival but no patient with recurrent disease survived longer than two years.

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