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J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008 Jan;28(1):93-5. doi: 10.1080/01443610701811894.

Fallopian tube malignancies: A retrospective clinical pathological study of 17 cases.

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University of Athens, Greece.


The aim of this study is to present a retrospective clinical pathological study of 17 cases of tubal malignancies. The 17 cases were diagnosed and treated in our department between July 1985 and July 2005. Clinical information and pathological data were obtained by review of hospital records. Carcinomas were staged according to the FIGO criteria; assignment of stage was made on the operative data and the pathological findings. Four patients had Stage I tumour (23.5%), six had Stage II (35.4%), five patients had Stage III (29.4%) and two had Stage IV (11.7%). The histological type of all our specimens was primary papillary adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube. Initially, all patients were subjected to surgery. Primary fallopian tube cancer (PFTC) is a rare gynaecological malignancy, similar to ovarian cancer, but with poorer prognosis. The PFTC should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any pelvic mass. The treatment was surgical followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.

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