Asymptomatic Primary Fallopian Tube Cancer: An Unusual Cause
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Introduction
Malignancy of the fallopian tubes is extremely rare, accounting for less than 0.2% of malignancies in women annually. Histologically and clinically, it can be difficult to differentiate from ovarian cancer, and the management of both is similar. Metastasis of fallopian tube carcinoma occurs via haematogenous, lymphatic, and peritoneal routes as well as via direct extension. However, it is rare to find extra-abdominal metastases with minimal pelvic disease. This is a case of a young woman presenting with a fallopian tube malignancy that has metastasized to an axillary lymph node.

Case Presentation
A 45-year-old female was referred to the symptomatic breast service at the University Hospital Galway for evaluation of a left axillary swelling, which had appeared 5 days previously and had increased in size over this period. The patient also reported reduced energy levels and weight loss over the preceding 2 months. She had a history of irritable bowel syndrome but no other medical conditions. In relation to family history, there was no history of breast or ovarian cancer. On examination, a 2?cm palpable swelling was identified in the left axilla with no significant abnormalities identified in either breast.....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335533/
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