Salpingitis isthmica nodosa

Case contributed by Vicente Bohrer Brentano

Presentation

Assessment of infertility. No history of pelvic inflamatory disease.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
x-ray

Small outpouching or diverticula from the isthmic portion of the fallopian tubes.

Findings suggest Salpingitis Isthmica Nodosum of both fallopian tubes.

Case Discussion

Salpingitis isthmica nodosa (SIN) is thought to be an inflammatory condition, but the exact cause is unknown. It is a known cause of infertility.

It is a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy and is associated to pelvic inflammatory disease.

This pathology affects the isthmus of one or both fallopian tubes.

This condition is usually diagnosed by an hysterosalpingography, during an assessment of infertility.

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