Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2011; 15 (4): 448-451

Hydronephrosis of pregnancy associated with torsion of the fallopian tube: a case report

Y. Simsek, Y. Ustun, O. Kaymak, E. Akbaba, N. Danisman, L. Sirvan

Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Training and Research Hospital, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Malatya (Turkey)


Isolated tubal torsion accompanying pregnancy is an extremely rare condition. Preoperative diagnosis is generally difficult; most of the cases can be diagnosed intraoperatively. Here, we reported a 36-week pregnant with a complaint of acute pain in right lower quadrant that emanating to right lomber region. Abdominal utrasonography showed grade 3 hydronephrosis in right kidney, other findings were normal. A cesarean section was carried out and a twisted right tube were diagnosed. Right ovary was normal in appearance. The torsioned tube compressed the right ureter and caused ureteral dilatation. Right salpingectomy was performed. Postoperative follow-up of the patient was uneventful.

Corresponding Author: Yavuz Simsek, MD; e-mail: dryavuzsimsek@gmail.com

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Y. Simsek, Y. Ustun, O. Kaymak, E. Akbaba, N. Danisman, L. Sirvan
Hydronephrosis of pregnancy associated with torsion of the fallopian tube: a case report

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2011
Vol. 15 - N. 4
Pages: 448-451