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Rare disease
Isolated fallopian tube torsion: an unusual cause of acute abdominal pain
  1. Shabana Ashraf Bora1,
  2. Raj Kanapathippillai2,
  3. May Backos1
  1. 1Women and Children’s Department, West Middlesex University Hospital, Middlesex, UK
  2. 2General Surgery Department, West Middlesex University Hospital, Middlesex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Miss May Backos, maysoon.backos{at}


The authors report a rare, unusual case of an isolated fallopian tube torsion in a young woman presenting with acute lower abdominal pain and a negative pregnancy test. The patient who initially presented with clinical and biochemical features suggestive of acute appendicitis was found to have a large necrotic pelvic mass at laparoscopy, discovered to be a torted fallopian tube with no ipsilateral ovarian involvement. The patient had a laparoscopic removal of the necrotic tube and recovered well postoperatively.

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