Salpingitis isthmica nodosa
|Salpingitis isthmica nodosa|
|Micrograph of salpingitis isthmica nodosa, showing the characteristic nodular thickening. H&E stain.|
|Classification and external resources|
It is characterized by nodular thickening of the tunica muscularis of the narrow (isthmic) portion of the Fallopian tube. In severe cases, it leads to complete obliteration of the tubal lumen. It is uncommonly bilateral.
It is diagnosed with hysterosalpingography.
- Jenkins, CS.; Williams, SR.; Schmidt, GE. (Oct 1993). "Salpingitis isthmica nodosa: a review of the literature, discussion of clinical significance, and consideration of patient management.". Fertil Steril. 60 (4): 599–607. PMID 8405510.
- Skibsted, L.; Sperling, L.; Hansen, U.; Hertz, J. (Jul 1991). "Salpingitis isthmica nodosa in female infertility and tubal diseases.". Hum Reprod. 6 (6): 828–31. PMID 1757522.