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Twisted fallopian tube in pregnancy: a case report

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1471-2393-1-5.fm ral BioMed CentBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2001, 1 :5Case report Twisted fallopian tube in pregnancy: a case report Vorapong Phupong * and Praguypruek Intharasakda Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Rama IV Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand E-mail: Vorapong Phupong* - [email protected]; Praguypruek Intharasakda - [email protected] *Corresponding author Abstract Background: Isolated twisted fallopian tube is an uncommon event, isolated twisted fallopian tube in pregnancy is also very rare. The diagnosis is often difficult and established during the operation. The right fallopian tube is most common affected. Case presentation: We report an uncommon twisted left fallopian tube in pregnancy. A 34-year- old G3P2 28 weeks pregnant woman presented with acute left lower abdominal pain. The clinical and ultrasonographic findings led to diagnosis of twisted left ovarian cyst. Emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed. A twisted left fallopian tube and paratubal cyst was noted and left salpingectomy was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and the pregnancy continued until term without complication. Conclusions: Although isolated twisted fallopian tube during pregnancy is very rare, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in pregnancy. Early surgical intervention will decrease obstetric morbidity and may allow preservation of the fallopian tube. Background Isolated twisting of a fallopian tube is an uncommon event. The incidence from previous reports is 1/ 1,500,000 women [1]. The diagnosis of isolated twisted fallopian tube in pregnancy is also very rare, only 12% of cases are found during this time [2]. The condition is fre- quently misdiagnosed as acute appendicitis or ovarian torsion [3–8]. The right fallopian tube is most commonly affected. We report a case of twisted left fallopian tube durin

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