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Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2009;30(3):335-7.

Fallopian tube carcinoma metastatic to the pericardium and breast.

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Cukurova School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.



Fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare gynecological tumor and simultaneous pericardial and breast metastasis of this cancer is an extremely exceptional event.


A 46-year-old woman with FIGO Stage IIIc, grade 3 adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube received cyclophosphamide and carboplatin subsequent to surgery. The disease had been completely silent for 41 months and then it relapsed with pericardial and breast metastasis consecutively. She expired one year after the relapse.


Although clinical and biological behavior and response to the treatment of fallopian tube carcinoma is quite similar to epithelial ovarian carcinoma, breast and pericardium are unusual sites of metastasis for each malignancy. As survival is prolonged with new chemotherapeutics these atypical cancer metastases will be observed more frequently.

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