Fallopian tube carcinoma presenting with a brain metastasis

Joshua P. Raff, Patrick Anderson, Caryn Sands, Della Makower

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Abstract

Background. Fallopian tube carcinoma is a rare gynecologic cancer. An extensive literature search reveals no previous case report of fallopian tube carcinoma presenting with a brain metastasis. Case. A 63-year-old woman presented with 3 weeks of progressive left-sided weakness. CT scan of the brain revealed a solitary lesion in the right parietal lobe. The patient underwent a complete resection, followed by whole-brain radiation therapy. Pathologic review demonstrated adenocarcinoma with follicular structures. A directed workup revealed a large right adnexal mass. She underwent resection of a large fallopian tube carcinoma with normal ovaries. She recovered from surgery and is receiving combination chemotherapy. Conclusion. This is the first case report of a fallopian tube carcinoma presenting as a brain metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-375
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Central nervous system
  • Fallopian tube carcinoma
  • Metastasis
  • Unknown primary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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