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Torsion of the fallopian tube: some considerations on its etiology.

Abstract

Macroscopic and histologic findings in 11 patients operated on for isolated tubal torsion suggested a common pathophysiologic process. During laparotomy, tubal torsion appeared to involve the fimbrial end of the fallopian tube, distal to the site of compression by the sterilization procedure, the ovarian ligament, or a dense adhesion. Histologic study of the tube showed signs of vascular disturbances. Similar signs, although to a lesser extent, were present in the fimbrial end of the contralateral tube in sterilized patients. A causative mechanism resulting in tubal torsion is proposed. The present report suggests that tubal torsion can be a late complication caused by some methods of tubal sterilization.

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    Obstetrics and gynecology 64:5 1984 Nov pg 675-8

    MeSH

    Adult
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Fallopian Tube Diseases
    Female
    Humans
    Laparoscopy
    Middle Aged
    Ovulation
    Pain
    Physical Examination
    Retrospective Studies
    Sterilization, Tubal
    Torsion Abnormality

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    6238251