Management of bilateral fallopian tube carcinoma coexistent with tuberculous salpingitis

J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2005 Feb;31(1):65-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2005.00242.x.


Primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube is a rare gynecologic malignancy. Chronic tubal inflammation is associated with primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube. There are only a few reports on primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube coexisting with tuberculous salpingitis. We are reporting a patient with both the primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube and tuberculous salpingitis, which were detected in bilateral fallopian tubes. The histologic type was serous adenocarcinoma. The patient was treated with total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, infracolic omentectomy, and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy followed by chemotherapy consisting of paclitaxel and cisplatin. She has been alive without evidence of disease for 18 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / complications
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / diagnosis*
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / diagnostic imaging
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / drug therapy
  • Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / complications
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Salpingitis / complications
  • Salpingitis / diagnosis*
  • Salpingitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Salpingitis / drug therapy
  • Salpingitis / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculosis, Female Genital / complications
  • Tuberculosis, Female Genital / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Female Genital / diagnostic imaging
  • Tuberculosis, Female Genital / drug therapy
  • Tuberculosis, Female Genital / surgery