Fallopian tubes
Salpingitis
Specific causes

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

Revised: 29 August 2017, last major update March 2013

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Related topics: Acute salpingitis, chronic salpingitis, foreign body salpingitis, granulomatous salpingitis, ligneous salpingitis, pseudoxanthomatous salpingitis, salpingitis specific causes, xanthogranulomatous salpingitis
Cite this page: Riddle, N. Salpingitis - specific causes. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubessalpingitisspecificcauses.html. Accessed September 22nd, 2017.
Actinomyces

Definition / general:

Gross description:
  • Changes of acute and chronic salpingitis plus small yellow "sulfur granules" within luminal exudate
  • May have fistulous tract with bowel, bladder, skin


Microscopic (histologic) description:
  • Clusters of gram positive filamentous bacteria surrounded by purulent exudate


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General actinomycete has
same appearance as
salpingitis


Enterobius vermicularis

Definition / general:
  • Also known as pinworm
  • Often migrates from lower female genital tract


Case reports:

Gross description:
  • Nodular thickening of tubal wall, tubercle-like nodules in peritoneum


Microscopic (histologic) description:
  • Worms / ova and necrotic debris are surrounded by granulomatous inflammation with eosinophils, giant cells, fibrous tissue, granulation tissue


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Cross section


Fungi

Definition / general:

Gross description:
  • Peritoneal surfaces may have tubercle-like nodules
  • Often tubo-ovarian mass or abscess


Microscopic (histologic) description:
  • Acute and chronic inflammation, with necrotic debris
  • GMS or PAS stains may highlight organisms

Schistosomiasis

Definition / general:

Gross description:
  • Fibrosis related scarring and nodularity


Microscopic (histologic) description:
  • Ova with granulomatous reaction

Tuberculous salpingitis

General:

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Tubercles and hemorrhagic areas on serosal surface



Microscopic (histologic) description:
  • Caseating granulomas within mucosa, extreme adenomatous proliferation may resemble carcinoma
  • Chronic inflammation and fibrosis in muscularis
  • Schaumann bodies often present


Microscopic (histologic) images:

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Numerous granulomas with giant cells



Differential diagnosis:
  • Leprous salpingitis