Laparoscopic Management of Fallopian Tube Prolapse Following an Abdominal Hysterectomy

Ulubay M., Ozturk M., Fidan U., Keskin U., ALANBAY İ., Yenen M. C.

Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, vol.32, no.3, pp.179-181, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/gyn.2015.0105
  • Journal Name: Journal of Gynecologic Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2016 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.Background: Fallopian-tube prolapse into the vaginal vault is a rare complication of a hysterectomy, with conservation of the fallopian tube and ovaries. Case: A 45-year-old woman had a total abdominal hysterectomy with conservation of the bilateral fallopian tubes and ovaries 13 months prior to presentation. She presented because she had postcoital bleeding and pelvic pain after that initial surgery. A gynecologic examination revealed a 3-cm diameter, polypoid, reddish mass, which was the fallopian tube, protruding from the vaginal vault into the vagina. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis and total salpingectomy were performed. Results: This patient was discharged uneventfully on the first postoperative day. At a follow-up examination 3 months later, she was completely well. Conclusions: Surgeons should keep in mind the possibility of fallopian-tube prolapse when fallopian tubes and ovaries are conserved after hysterectomy. Laparoscopic access is a feasible method for treating fallopian-tube prolapse successfully. (J GYNECOL SURG 32:179)