Obstructed fallopian tube post PID

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking


Primary infertility.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female


Normal appearance of the endometrial cavity. No filling defects.

Left fallopian tube opacifies along the entire length with free peritoneal spillage. No dilatation, diverticulae or obstruction.

Right fallopian tube opacifies to the level of the mid-ampulla with subsequent abrupt obstruction and short segment of subtle tubal dilatation. No free peritoneal spillage.

Case Discussion

The patient had a history of several episodes of pelvic inflammatory disease, which is a known cause of tubal adhesions leading to blockage and infertility.

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Case information

rID: 74351
Published: 20th Feb 2020
Last edited: 27th Dec 2020
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included