Surgery. Isolated recurrent torsion of the Fallopian tube: Case report
Authors: Arieh Raziel; Eytan Mordechai; Shevah Friedler; Morey Schachter; Mordechai Pansky
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Number 12, December 1999 , pp. 3000-3001(2)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:We report a rare clinical case of recurrent isolated torsion of the Fallopian tube. An 18 year old woman presented with acute right lower quadrant pain, nausea and vomiting. Torsion of the Fallopian tube was detected by laparoscopy and detorsion was performed. Two years later, a second similar episode of pelvic pain recurred. Having in mind the first episode, diagnosis was facilitated and detorsion was performed in accordance with the patient's wishes. However, the dilemma of ideal management of recurrent cases of torsion of the same tube remains open for discussion. The possibility of torsion of the Fallopian tube and recurrent torsion of the tube, although rare, should be considered in any patient with acute onset of lower abdominal pain.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1999-12-01
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