Fallopian Tube Torsion: Laparoscopic Evaluation and Treatment of a Rare Gynecological Entity

Haim Krissi, MD, Josef Shalev, MD, Itai Bar-Hava, MD, Rami Langer, MD, Arie Herman, MD, and Boris Kaplan, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

J Am Board Fam Med. 2001;14(4) 

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Fallopian tube torsion is an uncommon cause for acute low abdominal pain in women. Because it has no pathognomonic clinical symptoms or findings on imaging or laboratory studies, a history of current or previous pelvic pathologic conditions or surgery, as well as pregnancy, should draw the attention of the attending physician to its occurrence. Early laparoscopy is the reference standard in the diagnosis and treatment.


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