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Case Report

Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Kevin S Baker1*, Ammar A Chaudhry1 and Rajarsi Gupta2
1Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, USA
2Department of Pathology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY, USA
Corresponding Author : Kevin S Baker
Department of Radiology
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received February 27, 2013; Accepted March 08, 2013; Published March 12, 2013
Citation: Baker KS, Chaudhry AA, Gupta R (2013) Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion: A Case Report and Review of Literature. OMICS J Radiology. 2:113. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000113
Copyright: © 2013 Baker KS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Isolated fallopian tube torsion is a rare cause of pelvic pain in female patients. We present the case of a 10 year old female without significant past medical history who presented with acute left lower quadrant abdominal pain. A CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis showed a dilated, tortuous, fluid-filled structure in the left adnexal region which was ultimately diagnosed as a torsed fallopian tube. Subsequent trans abdominal ultrasound examination documented the fallopian tube’s lack of vascularity with color Doppler and demonstrated thickened, edematous walls and longitudinal folds. The ipsilateral ovary maintained normal vascularity and was unremarkable. The patient underwent laparoscopic salpingectomy, and pathologic examination of the specimen confirmed hemorrhagic fallopian tube necrosis. The patient recovered without complication, and has not experienced any pain recurrence since the procedure.