Isolated tubal torsion: Successful preoperative diagnosis of five cases using ultrasound and management with laparoscopy

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Fadiloglu E., Dur R., Demirdag E., Ozturk C., Fadiloglu S., Kaplan M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, vol.14, no.3, pp.187-190, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjod.57984
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-190
  • Keywords: Isolated tubal torsion, ultrasonography, whirlpool sign, case series, ADNEXAL TORSION, FALLOPIAN-TUBE, HYDROSALPINX, PREGNANCY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Our aim was to evaluate the presentation and diagnostic evaluation of patients with isolated tubal torsion and to evaluate the surgical approach to these patients. We also aimed to define the ultrasonographic diagnostic criteria. Five patients with isolated tubal torsion who were admitted to our gynecology department between January 2014 and January 2017 were evaluated and included in this study. All cases were diagnosed through ultrasonographic imaging alone. The preoperative findings of the patients were similar to those described in the literature. No further imaging modality was used for diagnosis and all patients were managed with laparoscopy. The clinical findings and ultrasonographic findings were consistent with literature. It may be difficult to preoperatively diagnose isolated tubal torsion, which is a rare clinical entity. Evaluation of these patients by an experienced sonographer and knowledge of the ultrasonographic findings of isolated tubal torsion may have vital preventive measures.