Fallopian tubes
Pseudoxanthomatous salpingiosis

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

Revised: 6 July 2018, last major update March 2013

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PubMed Search: Pseudoxanthomatous salpingiosis

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

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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

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Case of the Week #356

Cells with brown lipofuscin pigment expand tubal plicae