Fallopian tube carcinoma in-situ in endometrial curettage

Nishith, Nilay and Monappa, Vidya and Kudva, Ranjini (2018) Fallopian tube carcinoma in-situ in endometrial curettage. Iranian Journal of Pathology, 13 (3). pp. 363-367. ISSN 2345-3656

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Primary fallopian tube carcinomas (PFTC) are rare tumors with non-specific clinical presentations. The current case was unique since the tumor was first detected on endometrial curettage and clinicoradiologically was misdiagnosed as endometrial carcinoma. A 48-year-old, post-menopausal female presented with one episode of vaginal bleeding. Endometrial curettage showed poorly differentiated carcinoma, while cervicovaginal Papanicolaou (Pap) smear was negative for malignant cells. Right sided fallopian tube carcinoma in-situ was diagnosed on histopathological examination of surgical hysterectomy with B/L salpingo-oophorectomy specimen. As observed in the current case, unusual tumor histology with broad papillary fronds lined by pleomorphic cells showing nuclear stratification and focal involvement of endometrial curettage specimen may be considered a useful pointer for tubal malignancy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fallopian tube cancer; Papanicolaou test; Carcinoma; Intraepithelial; Endometrial cancer.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 04:29
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 04:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152294

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