Primary tubal carcinoma with a preoperative diagnosis of tubo-ovarian abscess: a case report

Murat Bozkurt, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Universal Hospitals Group, Malatya, Turkey
Duygu Kara, Department of Radiology, Yeditepe University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Y. Tahsin Ayanoglu, Department of Obstetrics adn GYnecology, Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


Primary tubal carcinoma is a rare carcinoma type that is quite difficult to diagnose preoperatively. In this case report, a patient who was operated by reason of preliminary diagnosis of tuboovarian abscess in our clinic was diagnosed with primary tubal adenocarcinoma histopathologically. The patient was designated as stage IIC, and she received chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She developed recurrence after a remission period, and her illness aggravated into stage IV. After 36 months from diagnosis, the patient died due to respiratory failure.