PRIMARY FALLOPIAN TUBE ADENOCARCINOMA: A CASE REPORTAbstract
Purpose: Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare tumor that histologically and clinically resembles to epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The purpose of this study is to present a case history, treatment & review the current available literature on PFTC.
Material, methods and results: Early clinical presentation and prompt investigation often lead to diagnosis at an early stage. The diagnosis of PFTC is rarely done preoperatively and is usually detected by the pathologist. Surgical staging, management and the use of combination chemotherapy based on concepts similar of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC).The timely diagnosis of PFTC leads to better survival compared with EOC. However, as with EOC, stage and residual tumors are the most important prognostic variables.
Conclusion: Tumors of the fallopian tube can be suspected pre-operatively with current radiological facilities. Aggressive clinical search should also be made for a concomitant primary or as an isolated metastatic secondary of another primary cancer. Until more extensive clinical research has been performed, ovarian carcinoma management principles should be used in clinical practice.
M. K. Bharti*, A. Chauhan, and R. Sabharwal
Department of Radiation Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Pt. B.D.S. PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
30 July, 2011
27 October, 2011
01 November, 2011