Published: 2020-04-27

Fallopian tube as a cause of intestinal obstruction: a rare case report with review of literature

Deepak Rajput, Utkarsh Kumar, Amit Gupta, Navin Kumar, Durga Sowmya S., Ravi Roshan, Jaine John Chennatt, Sruthi Shasheendran, Jyoti Sharma


Adhesive Intestinal obstruction is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in post-operative period. Diagnosis is based on history, clinical examination, plain X-ray abdomen. Authors here report an interesting case of intestinal obstruction after surgery for chronic calcific pancreatitis with pancreatic duct stone with intractable pain. In post-operative period patient developed features of intestinal obstruction, patient was planned for re- exploration and it was found that band was formed by left fallopian tube with transition point at terminal ileum and treated successfully with left Salpingectomy. Very few cases of fallopian tube as cause of intestinal obstruction have been reported in literature and it should be considered as one of the cause of intestinal obstruction in females presenting with acute abdomen.


Fallopian tube, Intestinal obstruction, Laparotomy

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