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Unusual isolated fallopian tube torsion

Published inJournal of pediatric surgery case reports, vol. 54, 101375
Publication date2020-03
First online date2020-02-06

Isolated fallopian tube torsion (IFTT) is a rare surgical emergency without pathognomonic clinical findings. We report a case of a 15-year-old girl who presented acute severe pain, a tenderness and a palpable mass in the left upper abdominal quadrant in a context of known ovarian cyst. An ultrasound described an ovarian cyst with uncertain vascularization. An urgent laparoscopy showed us a normal left ovary and revealed a very unusual combination of isolated fallopian tube torsion, with a big fallopian cyst and an elongated tube folded over the mesosigmoid. We performed a cystectomy without salpingectomy. This case reminds that paraadnexal and adnexal cysts can be found outside the pelvic area especially in children.

  • Isolated fallopian tube torsion
  • Fallopian tube torsion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Children
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CHAPPALLEY, Dimitri et al. Unusual isolated fallopian tube torsion. In: Journal of pediatric surgery case reports, 2020, vol. 54, p. 101375. doi: 10.1016/j.epsc.2019.101375
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