Fallopian tubes
Ligneous salpingitis

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

Revised: 18 August 2017, last major update March 2013

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Related topics: Acute salpingitis, chronic salpingitis, foreign body salpingitis, granulomatous salpingitis, pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis, salpingitis specific causes, xanthogranulomatous salpingitis
Cite this page: Riddle, N. Ligneous salpingitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubesligneoussalpingitis.html. Accessed December 14th, 2018.
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