Isolated torsion of fallopian tube in a premenarcheal 12-year-old girl

Goktolga U., Ceyhan T., Ozturk H., Gungor S., Zeybek N., Keskin U., ...More

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, vol.33, no.2, pp.215-217, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Isolated torsion of fallopian tubes should be considered even at premenarcheal ages in cases of acute pelvic pain, and prompt surgery can preserve the tube and thus fertility. It is an uncommon emergency event and a difficult condition to evaluate clinically. This report focuses on a 12-year-old premenarcheal girl who presented with acute pelvic pain of 2 days. Pelvic ultrasound showed an adnexal mass on the left side. Laparoscopy was performed and an isolated tubal torsion was discovered. The tube was necrotic and salpingectomy was performed. The appendix appeared to be hyperemic and erectile. Appendectomy was also performed to rule out appendicitis. It's our recommendation that in the differential diagnosis of acute lower abdominal pain of girls, isolated torsion of the fallopian tubes should be considered. Also, preservation of the tube and fertility should be possible with prompt surgical intervention.