Malignant Lesions of the Fallopian Tube and Broad Ligament Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Hetal B Gor, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Warner K Huh, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Fallopian tube and broad ligament malignancies are rare gynecological malignancies. Diagnosing these malignancies at an early stage is difficult because of the lack of symptoms or the presence of nonspecific symptoms. Diagnosis usually is an incidental finding; therefore, medicolegally, it is possible that patients can sue because of a failure to diagnose the cancer at an early stage or preoperatively. In addition, no standardized treatment exists. Usually, these conditions are treated in a manner similar to that used for ovarian cancer intraoperatively. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery depends on individual preferences.

Differential Diagnoses