Journal of Genital System & DisordersISSN: 2325-9728

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Case Report, J Genit Syst Disor Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Isolated Tubal Torsion in a Postmenopausal Woman

Selda Uysal, Serenat Eris*, Çetin Aydin, Ismail Kucuk, Yakup Yalcin and Halime Sen Selim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Corresponding author : Serenat Eris
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Basin Sitesi, Yesilyurt, 35360 Izmir, Turkey
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Received: February 11, 2014 Accepted: September 09, 2014 Published: September 19, 2014
Citation: Eris S, Uysal S, Aydin Ç, Kucuk I, Yalcin Y (2014) Isolated Tubal Torsion in a Postmenopausal Woman. J Genit Syst Disor 3:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9728.1000126

Abstract

Isolated Tubal Torsion in a Postmenopausal Woman

Isolated torsion of the fallopian tube is an uncommon cause of lower abdominal pain. Most cases are reported in women of reproductive age and it is quite rare in pre-menarchal and postmenopausal women. Isolated tubal torsion has no pathognomonic clinical findings. Usually these cases may mimic an acute abdomen, and may be misdiagnosed as torsion of ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, PID, acute appendicitis or degenerated myoma. In differential diagnosis, imaging methods such as ultrasonography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are widely used. Laparoscopy or laparotomy should be performed for definitive diagnosis. Here we present a rare case of isolated torsion of the fallopian tube in a postmenopausal patient. This entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis in female patients presenting acute lower abdominal pain, even in the postmenopausal period.

Keywords: Pelvic pain; Tubal torsion; Postmenopausal period

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