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Pan Afr Med J. 2019 Mar 18;32:129. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.32.129.18031. eCollection 2019.

Paratubal borderline serous tumor in a postmenopausal woman: a case report.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Changwon, Republic of Korea.


Unlike borderline ovarian tumors, paratubal borderline tumors are extremely rare gynecologic tumors. They occur in reproductive-aged females at an earlier stage of disease and have a good prognosis. A 61-year-old woman, gravida 3 para 3, presented with progression of ovarian cyst. Computed tomography revealed a 6-cm simple cystic lesion without enhancing papillary projections. The patient underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Frozen specimens showed that the tumor was benign, thereby confirming a final diagnosis of paratubal borderline serous tumor. The patient refused comprehensive surgical staging and opted for close follow-up. The patient remains asymptomatic with no evidence of recurrence at the 24-month follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of paratubal borderline serous tumor in a postmenopausal patient. The findings of this study and those of other case reports can contribute to the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of these rare tumors.


Paratubal cyst; menopause; paratubal borderline serous tumor

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