Rare hydrosalpinx in a sexually inactive adolescent successfully treated with laparoscopy

Masumi Takeda, Takashi Miyatake, Asuka Tanaka, Serika Kanao, Ai Miyoshi, Mayuko Mimura, Masaaki Nagamatsu, Takeshi Yokoi

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The majority of cases of symptomatic hydrosalpinx needing treatment are caused by sexually transmitted diseases. However, here, we present a rare case of a hydrosalpinx occurring in a sexually-inactive adolescent girl successfully treated with laparoscopy. A 17-year-old girl presenting with lower abdominal symptoms had a surgical history for an inguinal hernia at infancy. Transabdominal ultrasonography revealed a multicystic lesion in the pelvis, and magnetic resonance imaging suggested hydrosalpinx. Due to the abdominal pain and a suspicion of torsion, laparoscopic surgery was performed. After aspiration and resection of a cystic tumor, we confirmed that the left ovary was normal and that the tumor involved the left fallopian tube, which was twisted at the isthmus. Although relatively rare in postmenarchal sexually inactive adolescents, clinicians and surgeons must still consider hydrosalpinx as a possible diagnosis when encountering an adolescent patient with lower abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalGynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 05-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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