Isolated torsion of fallopian tube in a post-menopausal patient: A case report

Ozgun M. T. , Batukan C., Turkyilmaz C., Serin I. S.

MATURITAS, vol.57, no.3, pp.325-327, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2007.01.006
  • Title of Journal : MATURITAS
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-327


Isolated fallopian tube torsion after menopause is a rare condition. Here we report the second case of isolated fallopian tube torsion in a post-menopausal woman. A 55-year-old post-menopausal woman presented with right lower abdominal pain. Sonography depicted a simple cystic mass adjacent to the right uterine border. Laparatomy revealed torsion of the right fallopian tube together with a paraovarian cyst. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed a simple paraovarian cyst with severe congestion, necrosis and hemorrhage. Tubal torsion Should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute lower abdominal pain, even in post-menopausal women. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.