Haematosalpinx

A haematosalpinx refers to intraluminal blood within the Fallopian tube (often dilated). 

Causes include

Ultrasound

May demonstrate a dilated fallopian tube where altered blood products within the tube are often demonstrated as homogeneous low-level echoes.

CT

Blood products within the distended fallopian tube may be seen as high attenuation on CT. 

Pelvic MRI

The distended tube can be high signal intensity on T1-weighted fat-suppressed imaging due to blood products. Blood products may cause adhesions to fold or pull the ovaries and fallopian tubes toward the midline, a finding known as the “kissing ovary” sign. The adhesions may also encase the ovary, resulting in an appearance similar to that of a complex cystic solid mass, although this feature is not specific. 

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rID: 13921
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hematosalpinx
  • Haematosalpinges
  • Hematosalpinges

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