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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 645045, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/645045
Case Report

Primary Fallopian Tube Carcinoma Arising in the Setting of Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pathology Department, Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444, Australia

Received 28 September 2013; Revised 3 December 2013; Accepted 3 December 2013; Published 12 January 2014

Academic Editor: Jahn M. Nesland

Copyright © 2014 Ibrahim M. Zardawi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Primary fallopian tube cancer (PFTC) is a rare gynaecological malignancy, clinically often mistaken for pelvic inflammatory disease or ovarian cancer. Three primary fallopian tube carcinomas, arising in a background of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), are presented. The possible association between chronic PID and PFTC is discussed and a hypothesies linking these cancers with chronic inflammation is proposed.