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Primary transitional cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube in a premenopausal woman: A case report and review of literature.

Babu MR, Haji AG, Chitrathara K, Vijaykumar DK, Samanta J, Hiran KR - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2009)

Bottom Line: Transitional carcinomas are extremely rare in the fallopian tube.A 41-year-old premenopausal lady presented with colicky abdominal pain and was found to have a left-sided pelvic mass on examination.Review of available literature suggested that the primary transitional cell carcinoma is probably less aggressive compared to classical adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube, and it has to be distinguished from the recently recognized entity, parafallopian tube transitional cell carcinoma.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Transitional carcinomas are extremely rare in the fallopian tube. A 41-year-old premenopausal lady presented with colicky abdominal pain and was found to have a left-sided pelvic mass on examination. In view of the elevated CA-125 and imaging findings suggestive of ovarian mass, she underwent staging laparotomy. Pathological examination confirmed a primary transitional cell carcinoma of the left fallopian tube. Review of available literature suggested that the primary transitional cell carcinoma is probably less aggressive compared to classical adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube, and it has to be distinguished from the recently recognized entity, parafallopian tube transitional cell carcinoma.

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Mass arising from the left fallopian tube. Both ovaries appear free of disease
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Figure 0002: Mass arising from the left fallopian tube. Both ovaries appear free of disease

Mentions: Thus, with a provisional diagnosis of ovarian malignancy, the patient underwent a staging laparotomy. Per-operatively she had about 750 mL of hemorrhagic ascitic fluid. There was an irregular mass arising from the left fallopian tube, of size 14 × 8 cm, with predominant solid areas along with cystic areas, protruding from the fimbrial opening, consisting of multiple thin-walled cysts of size 0.5 to 2 cm. Many of the cysts were already ruptured, and their serosanguineous contents were leaking into the peritoneal cavity. Both the ovaries, on gross examination, appeared apparently normal[Figure 2]. No obvious deposits were found on the POD, abdominal or diaphragmatic peritoneal surfaces. Liver and omentum appeared free of disease. No significantly enlarged pelvic or para-aortic nodes were present.


Primary transitional cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube in a premenopausal woman: A case report and review of literature.

Babu MR, Haji AG, Chitrathara K, Vijaykumar DK, Samanta J, Hiran KR - Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol (2009)

Mass arising from the left fallopian tube. Both ovaries appear free of disease
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0002: Mass arising from the left fallopian tube. Both ovaries appear free of disease
Mentions: Thus, with a provisional diagnosis of ovarian malignancy, the patient underwent a staging laparotomy. Per-operatively she had about 750 mL of hemorrhagic ascitic fluid. There was an irregular mass arising from the left fallopian tube, of size 14 × 8 cm, with predominant solid areas along with cystic areas, protruding from the fimbrial opening, consisting of multiple thin-walled cysts of size 0.5 to 2 cm. Many of the cysts were already ruptured, and their serosanguineous contents were leaking into the peritoneal cavity. Both the ovaries, on gross examination, appeared apparently normal[Figure 2]. No obvious deposits were found on the POD, abdominal or diaphragmatic peritoneal surfaces. Liver and omentum appeared free of disease. No significantly enlarged pelvic or para-aortic nodes were present.

Bottom Line: Transitional carcinomas are extremely rare in the fallopian tube.A 41-year-old premenopausal lady presented with colicky abdominal pain and was found to have a left-sided pelvic mass on examination.Review of available literature suggested that the primary transitional cell carcinoma is probably less aggressive compared to classical adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube, and it has to be distinguished from the recently recognized entity, parafallopian tube transitional cell carcinoma.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT
Transitional carcinomas are extremely rare in the fallopian tube. A 41-year-old premenopausal lady presented with colicky abdominal pain and was found to have a left-sided pelvic mass on examination. In view of the elevated CA-125 and imaging findings suggestive of ovarian mass, she underwent staging laparotomy. Pathological examination confirmed a primary transitional cell carcinoma of the left fallopian tube. Review of available literature suggested that the primary transitional cell carcinoma is probably less aggressive compared to classical adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube, and it has to be distinguished from the recently recognized entity, parafallopian tube transitional cell carcinoma.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus