Submit Your Article CMED MEACR meeting
Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 286
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 350-352

Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the fallopian tube: A very rare case


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Aramita Saha
9/1C, Chintamoni Das Lane, Kolkata - 700 009
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.121545

Rights and Permissions

Sarcomas of the fallopian tube are extremely rare malignancies, primary rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the fallopian tube being exceedingly rare entity. We present here a case of primary RMS of the fallopian tube in a 72-year-old female who presented with occasional intermittent colicky abdominal pain and watery per vaginal discharge for 1.5 months. Macroscopic examination of the operated specimen of uterus and ovaries showed that the ampullary end of the right fallopian tube had a 9 cm tumor in its greatest axis. Microscopic examination revealed pleomorphic sarcoma of the right fallopian tube. Immunohistochemical examination revealed the tumor cells expressed desmin, myogenin, and smooth muscle actin (SMA); and are immunonegative for cytokeratin, epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), human melanoma black (HMB)-45, S-100 protein, and h-caldesmon; which was in favor of pleomorphic sarcoma, RMS. Considering the age, performance status of the patient and histology (RMS), adjuvant chemotherapy with single agent doxorubicin was considered.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1585    
    Printed45    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded70    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal