Journal of Nepal Medical Association (2020-11-01)

Primary High Grade Serous Carcinoma of the Fallopian Tube: A Case Report

  • Ramesh Dhakhwa,
  • Anshu Vaidya,
  • Amrita Giri,
  • Archana Shakya,
  • Achala Vaidya

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 58, no. 231


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A 49-year-old, perimenopausal nulliparous woman with lower abdominal pain and abnormal uterine bleeding. Clinical and radiological findings suggested a right adnexal tumor. CA-125 level was moderately elevated. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was done. Peroperative findings revealed a soft to friable growth arising from right fallopian tube with no involvement of ovaries. Histopathologic examination confirmed it to be a high grade serous carcinoma, FIGO stage IA. The histomorphology resembled high grade serous carcinoma of ovary, however ovaries on both sides appeared unremarkable. Surgery was uneventful and the patient was discharged after seven days of hospital stay. She did not receive postoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy and is under follow-up. The case is reported for its occurrence in an uncommon anatomic site and preoperative dilemma with relevant review of literature.