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Isolated Fallopian Tube Torsion in Children: Is Salpingectomy Necessary?

This study reported six paediatric cases of isolated tubal torsion treated with different surgical techniques in Dr. Behçet Uz Children’s Hospital between 2000-2016. Salpingectomy was performed for 3 patients and detorsion without salpingectomy for the other 3 patients. No recurrence was observed during follow-up. Despite several therapeutic surgical options, main aim in this rare surgical emergency should be tubal conservation for future fertility.


Objective: Isolated tubal torsion (ITT) is a rare entity in which fallopian tube torses without ovarian torsion. The presenting symptoms are nonspesific. In this study, we aimed to report 6 pediatric cases of ITT treated with different surgical techniques in our instution and to suggest tubal conservation.

05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 02 Nov, 2016


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