Published: 2016-12-15

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube masquerading inflammatory mass

Indu Chawla, Minakshi Bhardwaj, Arvind Ahuja


Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of fallopian tube is exceedingly rare. Till date less than 10 cases have been reported to the best of our knowledge [2-10]. Serous adenocarcinoma is the most common primary malignancy arising from the fallopian tube. Primary SCC of fallopian tube is diagnosed after excluding invasion from the rest of the genital tract and metastasis. We are reporting this rare carcinoma in a 62- year -old female who was taken for laparotomy with pre-operative diagnosis of tubo-ovarian abscess.


Ovarian pregnancy, Ectopic pregnancy, Transvaginal ultrasonography, Speigelberg’s criteria

Full Text:



Sunde JS, Kaplan KJ, Rose GS. Fallopian tube cancer. In: DiSaia P, Creasman W (eds). Clinical Gynecologic Oncology.New York, NY: Mosby Inc., 2009;397-406.

Block E. Primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube. Acta Radiol. 1947;28:49-68.

Malinak LR, Miller GV, Armstrong JT. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the Fallopian tube. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1966;95:1167-8.

Mekni A, Doghri R, Bel Haj Salah M et al. Simultaneous squamous carcinoma involving the fallopian tube and the uterine cervix. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2008;278:157-9.

Cheung AN, So KF, Ngan HY, Wong LC. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of fallopian tube. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1994;13:92-5.

Cormio G, Gabriele A, Rota SM et al. Massive groin node metastasis as presenting sign of squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1996;36:102-3.

Wang Z, Dong J, Eyzaguirre EJ, Tang WW, Eltorky MA, Qiu S. Detection of human papilloma virus subtypes 16 and P16(ink4a) in invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube and concomitant squamous cell carcinoma in situ of the cervix. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2009;35:385-9.

Satoh H, Baba T, Mandai M, Suzuki A, Matsumura N, Konishi I. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of fallopian tube accompanied by gastric metaplasia of female genital tract: case report and review. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2011;37(8):1106-11.

Kuriakose S, Rajan A, Dehannathparambil Kottarathil V, Ahmad SZ, Sreehari S. Simultaneous squamous cell carcinoma of cervix and fallopian tube; a case report. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2011;2(3):176-7.

Giordano G, D'Adda T, Brigati F, Lombardi M, Raboni S. A Unique case of primary squamous carcinoma of the salpinx associated with serous carcinoma of the omentum: a pathological and molecular study. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2010;29(6):533-8.

Ng P, Lawton F. Fallopian tube carcinoma - A review. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1998;27:693-7.