The present study is based on a series of fourteen cases of primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube. This is, we believe, the largest series that has yet been studied in any one clinic. Five of the patients were in the Johns Hopkins Hospital; the remainder were operated on in neighboring hospitals, all but two by members of our staff, and the operative specimens were brought to this hospital for study. Seven of these cases have already been reported at various times by Hurdon,1 Vest2 and Cullen.3 In order to bring the series down to date and complete it, the entire group has been included and studied in this summary. It is fortunate that we have been able to obtain fairly complete clinical and pathologic data and follow-up records in every case.
Primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube is one of the rarest of gynecologic conditions.