Histological Patterns in Fallopian Tube Pathology-A Retrospective Study of 200 Consecutive Cases
Global Journal of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 6, July, Pages: 5
Received: July 10, 2021; Reviewed: July 13, 2021, Accepted: July 14, 2021; Published: March 27, 2023
Unified Citation Journals, Pathology 2023, 1(6) 5; https://doi.org/10.52402/Pathology216
Author: Dr. Anu Gupta
Lecturer, Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Jammu (J&K), India
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the histological patterns in the various pathological lesions
of the fallopian tube. Histology slides of 200 gynaecological specimens containing one or both the
fallopian tubes were studied retrospectively and the morphological patterns observed in different tubal
pathologies were documented. Tubal pathology was observed in 31% (62/200) of the cases studied.
Salpingitis, accounting for 12% (24/200) of the cases was the most common lesion followed by ectopic
tubal gestation (10.5%), paratubal cysts (4%), haematosalpinx (1.5%), endometriosis (1%) and torsion of
the tube (1%) in decreasing order of frequency. No primary neoplasm of the fallopian tube was observed,
however, there were two cases of secondary involvement of the tube by a dysgerminoma ovary and a
squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix respectively. Fallopian tubes are primarily involved by
inflammatory pathology which manifests either as infertility or as ectopic tubal pregnancy. Recently, the
fimbrial end of the tube has been recognized as the site of origin of high grade serous ovarian and
peritoneal cancers. Hence, a thorough examination of the fallopian tubes in each gynaecologic specimen
is essential for early detection and treatment of these conditions.
Keyword: Fallopian Tube, Salpingitis, Ectopic Tubal Pregnancy, High Grade Serous Carcinoma.
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