A Rare Case of Isolated torsion of Haematosalphinx Presenting as Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy

Shakuntala, PN and Rao, SR and Poornima, M and Padmalatha, VV (2012) A Rare Case of Isolated torsion of Haematosalphinx Presenting as Acute Abdomen During Pregnancy. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Isolated fallopian tubal torsion is a rare non obstetric cause for pain abdomen during pregnancy.We report a case of a 34 year old second gravida who presented with history of amennorrhoe of 7 months, colicky pain in the left iliac fossa , with 2 episodes of vomiting. A Trans vaginal scan revealed a left ovarian cyst. An emergency laparotomy was performed for suspected torsion or haemorrhage into an ovarian cyst. Surprisingly ovaries were normal and a congested and necrotic left tubal torsion with a tubal collection (haematosalphinx) was identified and a salpingectomy was then performed. The differential diagnosis is discussed and the literature is reviewed as it is a very rare clinical entity.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Fallopian tube torsion; Acute abdomen; Pregnancy; Salpingectomy
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8901
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:06
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:06

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