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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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Microscopy - neoplastic cells in sheets and trabeculae. Necrotic cells can also be seen, H and E, ×100
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Mentions: Intraoperative frozen section from the tumor was reported as malignant epithelial tumor. In view of this, a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, infra-colic omentectomy, appendicectomy, bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, along with multiple peritoneal biopsies, were performed. Final histopathologic examination showed transitional cell carcinoma of the left fallopian tube with marked desmoplastic reaction, papillary fronds and areas of necrosis and invasion of the muscular wall[Figures 3 and 4]. Both ovaries and uterus were free of disease. Retroperitoneal nodes, omentum and appendix showed no evidence of metastasis. Ascitic fluid cytology was negative for malignant cells. Hence a final diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma of left fallopian tube, FIGO stage IC, was made.


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)

Microscopy - neoplastic cells in sheets and trabeculae. Necrotic cells can also be seen, H and E, ×100
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Figure 0003: Microscopy - neoplastic cells in sheets and trabeculae. Necrotic cells can also be seen, H and E, ×100
Mentions: Intraoperative frozen section from the tumor was reported as malignant epithelial tumor. In view of this, a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, infra-colic omentectomy, appendicectomy, bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, along with multiple peritoneal biopsies, were performed. Final histopathologic examination showed transitional cell carcinoma of the left fallopian tube with marked desmoplastic reaction, papillary fronds and areas of necrosis and invasion of the muscular wall[Figures 3 and 4]. Both ovaries and uterus were free of disease. Retroperitoneal nodes, omentum and appendix showed no evidence of metastasis. Ascitic fluid cytology was negative for malignant cells. Hence a final diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma of left fallopian tube, FIGO stage IC, was made.

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