Isolated torsion of fallopian tube during pregnancy; report of two cases

YALÇIN Ö. T., Hassa H., Zeytinoglu S., Isiksoy S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, vol.74, no.2, pp.179-182, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Isolated torsion of fallopian tube is very uncommon during pregnancy. Predisposing factors for torsion are hydrosalpinx, prior tubal operation, pelvic congestion, ovarian and paraovarian masses and trauma. Although the most important clinical symptom is abdominal pain in lower quadrants, the diagnosis is usually established during the operation performed for acute abdomen and salpingectomy is almost always necessary. Two cases of torsion of fallopian tube during pregnancy, one with hydrosalpinx, the other with paratubal cyst are presented and symptoms and predisposing factors are discussed. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.