ISOLATED TORSION OF A TUBAL ECTOPIC PREGNANCY: MUST BE KEPT IN MIND
Bulat Aytek ŞIK,Mustafa DEMİR,Mert Ulaş BARUT,Mehmet AĞAR,Sinan KARAGEÇİLİ,Orhan BİNİCİ,Murat BOZKURT,Bülent YILMAZ,Ayşe Ender YUMRU
fallopian tube torsion without involvement of the ovary is a rare condition
most frequently presenting during reproductive years. The majority of the
diagnoses are made on the operating table. We describe a case of isolated tubal
torsion, unique in that localized necrosis and inflammation from the torsion. Its
common symptoms are lower abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. Because these
symptoms are nonspecific, isolated torsion of a fallopian tube may be
misdiagnosed, delaying treatment and the opportunity to preserve the tube. The
ultrasound-assisted examination was useful, but the specific diagnosis was made
after laparotomy and histopathology.
and laparoscopy are important tools in the diagnosis and prognosis of isolated
torsion of a fallopian tube, and can help to preserve the fertility of these
Isolated tubal torsion, tubal ectopic pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, gynaecologic emergency, laparatomy, diagnostic laparoscopy
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