A descriptive study on histopathology of fallopian tube in neoplastic surface epithelial ovarian tumors


  • Ashna C. Manuel Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • Radhamani M. V. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • Priya V. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • Deepa S. Department of Radiodiagnosis, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India




Epithelial, Histopathology, Ovarian, Tumors


Background: The incidence of cancer is increasing day by day. Ovarian cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of cancer related death among women worldwide. The cure rate of early stage disease is high. The accepted view is that ovarian cancer arises from ovarian surface epithelium. Recent evidence suggested that around sixty percentage of women without a genetic predisposition who developed sporadic ovarian cancer also have early tubal lesion and cancer. The present study aims to find out the histopathology of fallopian tube in neoplastic surface epithelial ovarian tumour.

Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among hundred women who had undergone surgery for malignant and benign surface epithelial ovarian tumor from Govt. Medical College, Kottayam for one year from January-December 2017.

Results: Fifty percent of the patients had malignant surface epithelial ovarian tumors.

Conclusions: The risk factors of malignant surface epithelial ovarian tumors include age above fifty years and post-menopausal women. Whereas oral contraceptive pill use is a protective factor against malignant surface epithelial ovarian tumors. The fimbrial end of fallopian tube is the site of origin of malignancy in high grade ovarian epithelial carcinoma. So, prophylactic bilateral salpingectomy should be encouraged in all patients who have completed family and undergoing hysterectomy. This will reduce the morbidity and mortality due to ovarian carcinoma.


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