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Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000141571.71513.87
Case Report

Fallopian Tube Prolapse After Laparoscopic Resection of Pelvic Endometriosis

Rosenthal, David M. MD; Cheung, Vincent Y.T. MB, BS

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Fallopian tube prolapse is an unusual but often reported complication after hysterectomy. This problem has not yet been reported in a patient undergoing laparoscopy but not hysterectomy.

CASE: Fallopian tube prolapse was diagnosed in a patient after laparoscopic excision of pelvic endometriosis, without hysterectomy. The prolapsed fallopian tube was preserved by laparoscopic retrieval from the vagina and closure of the vaginoperitoneal fistula.

CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic surgery, when associated with the creation of a vaginoperitoneal fistula, is a risk factor for fallopian tube prolapse. This problem can be diagnosed and safely managed with a laparoscopic approach.

© 2005 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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