Uncommon Cause of Acute Pelvic Pain: Isolated Torsion of Hydrosalpinx

  • BY Ait
  • R Bennani
  • A Aboulfalah
  • H Abbassi
Keywords: Tubal torsion, Hydrosalpinx, acute pelvic pain, ultrasonography, surgery


Isolated torsion of hydrosalpinx is a rare cause of acute pelvic pain. Pre-operative diagnosis is very difficult because of non specific clinical presentation. Definitive diagnosis is always made at surgical
exploration performed for suspected adnexal torsion and salpingectomy is performed in the majority of cases. A 34-year-old woman was admitted for acute pelvic pain with nausea and vomiting. Vaginal examination revealed a right adnexal tender mass and ultrasound revealed a well circumscribed right adnexal cystic mass. Surgical exploration has revealed torsion of a right hydrosalpinx and right salpingectomy was performed. Differential diagnosis between adnexal and tubal torsion is very difficult, however both should be managed by rapid surgical exploration which an allow precocious diagnosis and conservative treatment

(Afr J Reprod Health 2009; 13[4]:147-150).


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