One of the most rare gynecologic malignancies: A serial case report on fallopian tube cancer

Tofan Widya Utami, Kade Yudi Saspriyana, Kartiwa Hadi Nuryanto, Hariyono Winarto, Gatot Purwoto

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Abstract

Fallopian tube cancer (FTC) is one of the most rare malignancies of the female reproductive system, accounting for only 0.14%-1.8% of all gynecologic cancers. Its rarity contributes to the difficulty in making a definite diagnosis and determining its prognosis, and its diagnosis is rarely done preoperatively. The presence of a hydrosalpinx is a hallmark of FTC. Here, we report three cases of FTC to explore an approach for its diagnosis and management. Because FTC shares similar clinical findings with ovarian carcinoma, it is often diagnosed intraoperatively. The elevation of serum CA125 levels contributes to the diagnosis of FTC. Surgical cytoreduction followed by chemotherapy is the best therapeutic option for FTC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObstetric and Gynecology Case Report
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages173-182
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781536167122
ISBN (Print)9781536167115
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Management

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