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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1998;32(6): 474-475.
Prolapse of Fallopian Tube into Vaginal Vault after Hysterectomy: A case report.
Yi Kyeong Chun, Hy Sook Kim
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
The prolapse of a fallopian tube into the vagina is a rare complication of hysterectomy. We recently experienced a case of tubal prolapse after a laparoscopic hysterectomy in a 44-year-old woman. The vaginal examination showed a polypoid mass in the vaginal apex. Microscopically, the mass had the typical appearance of a fallopian tube with chronic inflammation. The cytologic finding of a vaginal vault smear was also described.
Key Words: Prolapse; Fallopian tube; hysterectomy