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Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia

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NOVIELLO, Maurício B. et al. Fallopian tube prolapse after vaginal hysterectomy: a case report. Rev. Bras. Ginecol. Obstet. [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.10, pp.749-751. ISSN 0100-7203.

Fallopian tube prolapse is a rare complication after hysterectomy, with approximately 80 cases described in the literature. The symptoms are nonspecific including vaginal bleeding, dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain. The differential diagnosis must be done with granulation tissue of the vaginal cuff and vaginal carcinoma. The treatment should be individualized, and is possible to be done by vaginal, abdominal or laparoscopic approach. We report a case of a 47-year-old woman with myoma who was submitted to a vaginal hysterectomy and evolved with fallopian tube prolapse 11 months after surgery. Specular examination showed a fungating, friable and bleeding lesion at the vaginal cuff. The clinical findings suggested the diagnosis of fallopian tube prolapse. The patient was submitted to a new surgical intervention with resection of the left fallopian tube. The histologic examination confirmed the diagnosis and the patient evolved with complete remission of the symptoms.

Palavras-chave : Fallopian tube; Hysterectomy; Vaginal hysterectomy; Postoperative complications.

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