Fallopian tubes
Foreign body salpingitis

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

Revised: 21 August 2017, last major update March 2013

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Related topics: Acute salpingitis, chronic salpingitis, granulomatous salpingitis, ligneous salpingitis, pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis, salpingitis specific causes, xanthogranulomatous salpingitis
Cite this page: Riddle, N. Foreign body salpingitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubesforeignbody.html. Accessed October 16th, 2018.
  • 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