Hematosalpinx torsion in an adolescent


  • Inês Vaz Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Vânia Ferreira Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Eugénia Fernandes Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Alexandre Morgado Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of Centro Hospitalar do Porto




Adolescent, fallopian tube, hematosalpinx, torsion


Introduction: Isolated fallopian tube torsion is an uncommon cause of acute lower abdominal pain. Ectopic pregnancy, hydro or hematosalpinx, endometriosis, adnexal masses and other causes of adnexal disease are predisposing factors. The diagnosis is difficult and often delayed due to the lack of pathognomonic symptoms, characteristic physical signs, and specific imaging and laboratory studies. Defi nitive diagnosis requires a surgical approach.

Case report: The authors present a case of hematosalpinx and its tubal torsion in a virgin teenager with no prior predisposing factors.

Discussion: This rare case may highlight a new insight into pathophysiology of tubal torsion and recalls hematosalpinx as a differential diagnosis.


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How to Cite

Vaz I, Ferreira V, Fernandes E, Morgado A. Hematosalpinx torsion in an adolescent. REVNEC [Internet]. 2016Feb.24 [cited 2024Apr.17];23(2):92-4. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/8606



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