Fallopian tube prolapse presenting as a peritoneovaginal fistula

Michael Ingber, Farzeen Firoozi, Howard B. Goldman, Courtenay K. Moore, Sandip P. Vasavada, Raymond R. Rackley

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Abstract

Introduction: Peritoneovaginal fistula is an extremely rare cause of persistent vaginal leakage following a hysterectomy. Likewise, fallopian tube prolapse is an uncommon but known complication of hysterectomy. Fallopian tube prolapse resulting in peritoneal leakage has yet to be reported in the literature. Clinical case: A 27-year-old female presented with a two year history of continuous leakage per vagina. The leakage started shortly after an abdominal hysterectomy. Examination noted clear fl uid emanating from a vaginal lesion located at the level of the vaginal cuff. An extensive workup ruled out vesicovaginal and ureterovaginal fistula. Surgical exploration noted that the lesion was a prolapsed fallopian tube, which was resected vaginally. Discussion: This is the first reported case of peritoneovaginal fistula associated with a prolapsed fallopian tube. Conclusion: Vaginal resection of the fallopian tube remnant and reclosure of the vaginal cuff results in cure of the leakage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5117-5119
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Fallopian Tubes
Prolapse
Fistula
Hysterectomy
Vesicovaginal Fistula
Vagina

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  • Urology
  • Medicine(all)

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Ingber, M., Firoozi, F., Goldman, H. B., Moore, C. K., Vasavada, S. P., & Rackley, R. R. (2010). Fallopian tube prolapse presenting as a peritoneovaginal fistula. Canadian Journal of Urology, 17(2), 5117-5119.
Ingber, Michael ; Firoozi, Farzeen ; Goldman, Howard B. ; Moore, Courtenay K. ; Vasavada, Sandip P. ; Rackley, Raymond R. / Fallopian tube prolapse presenting as a peritoneovaginal fistula. In: Canadian Journal of Urology. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 5117-5119.
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In: Canadian Journal of Urology, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.04.2010, p. 5117-5119.

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Ingber M, Firoozi F, Goldman HB, Moore CK, Vasavada SP, Rackley RR. Fallopian tube prolapse presenting as a peritoneovaginal fistula. Canadian Journal of Urology. 2010 Apr 1;17(2):5117-5119.