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Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma

Shetty, Prasad K and K, Balaiah and Bafna, UD and S, Gnana Prakash (2011) Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma (PFTC) is rare and accounts for about 0.3% of all gynecologic cancers. Less than 1500 cases have been reported in the literature. It arises in postmenopausal women and typically presents with abdominal pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding and watery discharge. However, a correct diagnosis is rarely achieved preoperative, and in many cases, the diagnosis is made after incidental surgery for unrelated conditions commonly being ovarian carcinoma . Compared with ovarian carcinoma, PFTC more often presents at early stages, but it has a worse prognosis. PFTC is usually managed in the same manner as ovarian cancer. We report a case of Left PFTC that presented as Left ovarian mass, and we briefly review the literature.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Primary fallopian tube carcinoma; Ovary; CA 125
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7273
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:02 May 2011 18:15
Last Modified:02 May 2011 18:15

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