Isolated torsion of a tubal ectopic pregnancy-A rare event

Silja Renjit*, Evelyn U. Morale, Mariam Mathew

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Abstract

Adnexal torsion accounts for 2.7% of all gynecological emergencies, but isolated torsion of fallopian tube is an infrequent yet significant cause of lower abdominal pain in women, which generally presents in the reproductive age group. The overall incidence is 1 in 1.5 million women and is generally isolated and unilateral.1 Patients typically present with intermittent pain related to torsion and detorsion of the involved adnexa. Early diagnosis and treatment is necessary if a twisted tube or part of it is to be preserved; early laparoscopy may be a considerable diagnostic tool in these cases. We report a case of isolated torsion of fallopian tube containing an ectopic pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-290
Number of pages2
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume23
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Isolated torsion
  • Tubal ectopic pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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