Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Seven cases of primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube have been reviewed and compared with cases previously reported in the literature. Sterility was present in 51% of patients. There was a variety of symptoms, but the most frequent was vaginal discharge, in 42% of patients. Two patients manifested urinary symptoms and one patient ascites. In six of our seven patients, an adnexal mass was present. Although clinical diagnosis will always be difficult one should be highly suspicious of this disease in patients between 40 and 60 years of age with these symptoms.