The staging used for primary fallopian tubal carcinoma is the FIGO system and is as follows
stage I : limited to fallopian tubes
- stage Ia : limited to lining of one fallopian tube (intra-luminal)
- stage Ib : limited to inner linings of both tubes (intra-luminal)
- stage Ic : invasion beyond the inner lining of the tube, or positive ascites or peritoneal washinsgs
stage II : regional pelvic spread (but not beyond)
- stage IIa : spread to the ovary and / or the uterus. no malignant ascites or peritoneal washings (can have benign ascites)
- stage IIb : spread to other parts of the pelvis. no malignant ascites or peritoneal washings
- stage IIc : either IIa or IIb with malignant ascites or positive peritoneal washings.
stage III : involvement outside the pelvis and / or in regional lymph nodes
- stage IIIa : microscopic tumour on the surfaces of abdominal organs (e.g bowel, hepatic surface)
- stage IIIb : tumour deposits < 2 cm on organ surfaces
- stage IIIc : tumour deposits > 2 cm and / or spread to local lymph nodes.
- stage IV : distant solid organ metastases (e.g intra-hepatic).
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