Fallopian tubes
Benign or nonneoplastic conditions
Ectopic tissue

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

Revised: 2 August 2017, last major update April 2013

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Definition / general
  • Normal tissue not normally present within fallopian tube / mesosalpinx
  • Most common is adrenal cortical rests (up to 25% of women)
Case reports
Gross description
  • Yellow nodules within wall or mesosalpinx
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Typically all 3 layers of adrenal cortex but no medullary cells
  • Other glandular cells as rarely reported