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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(5):878-883.
Published online May 1, 2002.
Two Cases of Primary Carcinoma of the Fallopian Tube.
Yeun Hui Kim, Joo Hee Youn, Jae Dong Lee, Seong Jin Hwang, Chae Chun Rhim, Ji Han Jung, Byung Kee Kim, Sung Eun Namkoong
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare tumor, accounting for approximately 1% of all female genital tract malignancies. Its histologic appearance and clinical behavior resemble that of primary ovarian carcinoma, with a reported 5-year survival rate of about 30% to 50%. Presenting symptoms are variable, so pre-operative diagnosis of fallopain tube carcinoma is seldom made. Evaluation and treatment are also essentially the same as that of ovary cancer. Two postmenopausal women presented with pelvic mass and vaginal bleeding. One case was initially diagnosed as endometrioma, the other as endometritis but postoperatively pathologic examination of resected specimen revealed primary adenocarcinoma of the fallopian tube in debulking operation. We have experienced two cases of primary carcinoma of fallopian tube and reported with brief review of literature.
Key Words: Primary Carcinoma of the Fallopian tube


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