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Tumors and Cysts in the Fallopian Tube

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    00:01 The tumors and cysts of the fallopian tube, a very common condition known as hydatid of the Morgagni.

    00:09 And be careful with the term hydatid, because with hydatid, you can also see the term associated with trophoblastic disease at some point when we discuss our hydatidiform moles.

    00:21 So this is hydatid of Morgagni, very common.

    00:24 A translucent cyst-filled with serous fluid.

    00:27 I’ll go and step further and as should you.

    00:30 In embryology, do you remember the Wolffian duct? Awoo! Mesonephric duct.

    00:40 Who’s that found in? A male, right? My point is this, what’s my topic? Fallopian tube pathology.

    00:51 A female does not have a Wolffian duct.

    00:55 It regresses, right? She has a paramesonephric duct.

    01:01 But oftentimes, you’ll find that you have your Wolffian duct that remains remnant or you’d find it to be a remnant.

    01:10 A remnant of this may then go on to give rise to hydatid of Morgagni.

    01:16 A little bit of integration from embryology that you need to make sure that you know.

    01:23 Also, there might be metastasis that takes place to the fallopian tube and may result in adenocarcinoma.

    01:32 A primary adenocarcinoma is rare and diagnosed only after excluding other primary sources.


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    The lecture Tumors and Cysts in the Fallopian Tube by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Uterine and Fallopian Tube Disease.


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    1. They are rare and have high malignant transformation potential.
    2. They usually arise in remnants of Wolffian duct.
    3. They are usually benign.
    4. They are very common.
    5. They are small, translucent cysts, filled with serous fluid.
    1. Primary adenocarcinoma is diagnosed after excluding possible sources of metaplastic adenocarcinoma.
    2. It is the most common gynecologic malignancy.
    3. It has strong association with HSV infection.
    4. Primary adenocarcinoma has a direct positive correlation with pelvic inflammatory disease.
    5. It is most common in prepubertal age group.

    Author of lecture Tumors and Cysts in the Fallopian Tube

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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