Noninflammatory fallopian tube pathology in children

Laura Merlini, Mehrak Anooshiravani, Aaron Vunda, Irene Borzani, Marcello Napolitano, Sylviane Hanquinet

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Noninflammatory tubal abnormalities are rare in children and usually not well covered by traditional educational material. The presenting symptoms are nonspecific and are common to many other conditions, so its preoperative diagnosis is rarely made. The purpose of this study was to review the hospital charts and imaging findings in children and sexually inactive adolescents who showed fallopian tube pathology. Understanding of the pertinent findings of previous imaging examinations might assist radiologists in making the correct preoperative diagnosis and increase the likelihood of preserving the fallopian tubes. The clinical entities described in this article include isolated tubal torsion, paratubal cysts, hydrosalpinx, undescended/ectopic fallopian tube, and tubal inguinal hernia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1337
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Children
  • Fallopian tube
  • Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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