Hosni W, Schmidt C-M (2019) Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion: A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain. Obstet Gynecol Cases Rev 6:151. doi.org/10.23937/2377-9004/1410151


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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2377-9004/1410151

Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion: A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain

Wael Hosni* and Carl-Michael Schmidt#

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marienhospital Bruehl, Germany

#Both authors have contributed equally to the work.


Isolated torsion of the fallopian tube without epsilateral ovarian involvement is a rare cause of acute lower abdominal pain in females. The clinical presentation of tubal torsion is nonspecific and is therefore a challenge for the clinician to recognize. A definitive diagnosis can rarely be made prior to surgery. An early diagnosis may help to preserve the fallopian tube. We report a case of isolated fallopian tube torsion in a young female patient. The patient's presentation raised clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis and laparoscopy was initiated. A right sided, twisted, dilated, and necrotic fallopian tube was noted. A laparoscopic salpingectomy was performed and the patient recovered well postoperatively.