Post-salpingectomy Endometriosis

Department of Pathology, P E S Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, India.
Journal of laboratory physicians 07/2009; 1(2):84-5. DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.59708
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case of a 48-year old lady, who presented with complaints of lower abdominal pain and menorrhagia for the last four months. The patient had undergone bilateral salpingectomy four years back by the Pomeroy technique. Ultrasonography revealed an ovarian cyst on the right side. A total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed and the specimen was sent for histopathological examination. It revealed that the normal mucosa of the tubectomy stump was completely replaced by endometrial tissue. Tubal endometriosis remains an under-recognized entity, due to less extensive routine sampling of the fallopian tubes, and they may be also be associated with other pathologies, as was in the present case.
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