Fallopian tubes
Foreign body salpingitis

Topic Completed: 1 March 2013

Revised: 23 August 2019

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PubMed Search: Fallopian tubes salpingitis foreign body

Related topics: Acute salpingitis, chronic salpingitis, granulomatous salpingitis, ligneous salpingitis, pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis, salpingitis specific causes, xanthogranulomatous salpingitis

Nicole Riddle, M.D.
Jamie Shutter, M.D.
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Cite this page: Riddle N, Shutter J. Foreign body salpingitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubesforeignbody.html. Accessed November 19th, 2019.
  • Due to lubricant jelly, mineral oil, radiographic contrast media, starch, talc; rarely typhlitis (J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2001;23:253)
  • Note: lipoid granulomas may also occur with gonococcal or TB salpingitis
Gross description
  • Yellow or chocolate brown resembling endometriosis
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foamy histiocytes (if due to lipid), foreign body giant cell reaction extending to serosa
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