Fallopian tube prolapse after hysterectomy

Susan M. Ramin, Kirk D. Ramin, David L. Hemsell

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Abstract

Background. Fallopian tube prolapse is reported to most commonly occur after vaginal hysterectomy. Both diagnosis and management have varied, resulting in differing efficacies of treatment. Methods. We reviewed the presentation, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of 18 cases of tubal prolapse in 17 women. Results. Most cases (65%) occurred after abdominal hysterectomy. The post-hysterectomy course was complicated by cuff cellulitis in three women, an infected cuff hematoma in one, and post-extubation pulmonary edema in one; four were observed for elevated temperature only. At presentation, 44% complained of dyspareunia, 39% vaginal bleeding, 33% vaginal discharge, 28% abdominal pain, and 28% were asymptomatic. Seven women had vaginal excision (one requiring an additional abdominal procedure), three had laparotomy with salpingectomy, and seven (41%) had spontaneous disappearance of prolapsed fallopian tube without treatment. Conclusions. In our series, tubal prolapse most commonly occurred after abdominal hysterectomy. Moreover, women with tubal prolapse may be asymptomatic, and observation alone may lead to resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-966
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume92
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999

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