Inguinal node metastasis as the initial presentation of primary fallopian tube cancer

Jennifer Cho, Francis C. Grumbine, Teresa P. Díaz-Montes

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Abstract

Background.: An initial presentation of inguinal metastasis in primary fallopian tube cancer in an asymptomatic patient is uncommon. All previously described palpable lymphadenopathies in fallopian tube cancer have been associated with widely disseminated intra-abdominal disease. Case.: This is the first case of inguinal node metastasis from fallopian tube cancer in a 72-year-old asymptomatic patient with a previous hysterectomy with no evidence of intra-abdominal disease. The metastasis was detected in the contralateral inguinal area. Conclusion.: Fallopian tube cancer can present with inguinal metastasis, although this is an uncommon occurrence. A high index of suspicion must be maintained, especially in asymptomatic patients with negative imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Inguinal lymph node
  • PET scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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