Fallopian tubes
Chronic salpingitis

Author: Nicole Riddle, M.D. (see Authors page)
Editor: Jamie Shutter, M.D.

Revised: 17 August 2017, last major update March 2013

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PubMed Search: Chronic salpingitis [title]

Related topics: Acute salpingitis, foreign body salpingitis, granulomatous salpingitis, ligneous salpingitis, pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis, salpingitis specific causes, xanthogranulomatous salpingitis
Cite this page: Riddle, N. Chronic salpingitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubeschronicsalpingitis. Accessed March 24th, 2018.
Gross description
  • Enlarged distorted tube adherent to ovary
  • May be associated with hydrosalpinx or pyosalpinx that transforms to tubalovarian cyst
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Blunted, shortened, fibrotic plica contain chronic inflammatory cells
  • Fused plica may produce a pseudoglandular pattern (chronic follicular salpingitis) that resembles malignancy
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Numerous plasma cells

Fused and slightly thickened plicae