Fallopian tubes
Ligneous salpingitis

Topic Completed: 1 March 2013

Revised: 23 August 2019

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Nicole Riddle, M.D.
Jamie Shutter, M.D.
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Cite this page: Riddle N, Shutter J. Ligneous salpingitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubesligneoussalpingitis.html. Accessed November 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Ligneous: resembles wood or marble
  • Rare, may cause infertility
  • Ligneous (pseudomembranous) inflammation of female genital tract is rare and unusual, caused by extensive subepithelial fibrin deposition and associated inflammation, linked to plasminogen deficiency (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2004;23:292, Ann Diagn Pathol 2009;13:132)
  • Associated with involvement of conjunctiva
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Amorphous hyaline eosinophilic material
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