Fallopian tubes
Pseudoxanthomatous salpingiosis

Topic Completed: 1 March 2013

Minor changes: 13 December 2019

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PubMed Search: Pseudoxanthomatous salpingiosis

Nicole Riddle, M.D.
Jamie Shutter, M.D.
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Cite this page: Riddle N, Shutter J. Pseudoxanthomatous salpingiosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubespseudoxanthomatoussalpingiosis.html. Accessed June 4th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • < 20 cases reported in English literature
  • Also known as pigmentosis tubae, xanthogranulomatous salpingingitis, xanthogranuloma, inflammatory pseudotumor, melanosis tubae (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2010;29:248)
  • Associated with chronic endometriosis (Mod Pathol 1993;6:53), often ovarian, also IUD and radiotherapy
Case reports
Gross images

AFIP images

Brown discoloration of mucosa

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Localized deposition of lipofuscin laden macrophages in lamina propria of fallopian tube with admixed chronic inflammatory cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case of the week #356

Various images

AFIP images

Cells with brown lipofuscin pigment expand tubal plicae

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