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Table 2 Summary of clinical characteristics

From: Clinical and survival analysis of 36 cases of primary fallopian tube carcinoma

Clinic indexes Data
Preoperative screening:  
28 preoperative cervical TCT 1 CIN stage III
3 with atypical squamous cells
1 inflammation
2 cervicitis
6 curettage 1 with necrotic tissues and pelvic mass
1 uterine clear cell carcinoma
1 endometrial adenocarcinoma
2 no abnormal tissues
1 endometrium not found
Pathology:  
Type: 1 undifferentiated carcinoma
1 undifferentiated and transitional cell carcinoma
34 adenocarcinoma
24 pure adenocarcinoma
10 mixed type
Complication: 7 complicated with clear cell carcinoma
2 complicated with endometrial cancer
1 complicated with transitional cell carcinoma
Differentiation: 5 moderately differentiated
29 poorly to moderately, or simply poorly, differentiated
2 undifferentiated
Sites: 33 unilateral fallopian cancer
3 bilateral fallopian cancer
13 with involvement in ovary
4 with uterine transfer
3 with myometrial invasion
1 with endometrial involvement
14 with pelvic metastasis in omentum
8 with retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis
Surgical Staging:  
Early stage: (47.2%) 4 stage Ia
5 stage Ic
2 stage IIa
1 stage IIb
5 stage IIc
Advanced Stage: (52.8%) 2 stage IIIb
17 stage IIIc
Intraoperative residual tumor: 18 with residual tumor
7 with diameter more than 1 cm
11 with diameter less than 1 cm
14 without residual tumor
4 without records
CA125: 19 had elevated preoperative CA125
2 stage Ic
3 stage IIc
1 stage IIIb
13 stage IIIc
Follow-up and relapse:  
General: 4 drop-outs
12 with relapse or metastasis (33.3%)
10 death
1 stage Ic
1 stage IIc
2 stage IIIb
6 stage IIIc
2 live with tumor
Sites of relapse: 1 on vaginal stump
4 with pelvic relapse
4 with peritoneal relapse
  3 with significantly elevated CA125 yet no lesions found
  1. Abbreviation: CIN, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.