Fallopian tubal rupture

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Fallopian tube rupture is most often a complication of a tubal ectopic pregnancy where the pregnancy breaks open due to progressive growth. It can potentially lead to shock.

Pathology

Risk factors

Factors that raise the risk for a tubal rupture in a given tubal ectopic pregnancy include 2-4:

Radiographic features

Ultrasound

Can show a large amount of free peritoneal fluid and/or hemoperitoneum.

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