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Isolated torsion of the fallopian tube during pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  17879840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Isolated fallopian tube torsion during pregnancy is a rare condition, and only 16 cases have been reported. In all but 1 case the right tube was affected. We report the second case of isolated left fallopian tube torsion during pregnancy. CASE: A 23-year-old primigravida presented at 22 weeks of gestation with left lower abdominal pain. Sonography depicted a simple cystic mass adjacent to the left uterine border. Laparotomy revealed torsion of the left hydrosalpinx together with a paraovarian cyst. The patient delivered a healthy infant at term after an otherwise-uneventful pregnancy. CONCLUSION: As the gravid uterus increases the risk for fallopian tube torsion, this condition should be included in the differential diagnosis of lower abdominal pain during pregnancy.
Cem Batukan; Mahmut Tuncay Ozgun; Cagdas Turkyilmaz; Mehmet Tayyar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-20     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fallopian Tube Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Fallopian Tubes / surgery
Ovarian Cysts / pathology*,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications / pathology*,  surgery
Torsion Abnormality / pathology*,  surgery

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