Name = PAGENAME
DiseasesDB = 29596
ICD9 = ICD9|620.8
Hematosalpinx (sometimes also hemosalpinx) is a medical condition involving bleeding into the
A number of causes may account for a hematosalpinx, by far the most common being a
tubal pregnancy. Blood may also escape into the peritoneal cavity leading to a hemoperitoneum.A hematosalpinx can also be associated with endometriosisor tubal carcinoma. Further, if menstrual blood flow is obstructed ( cryptomenorrhea),caused for instance by a transverse vaginal septum, and gets backed up it may lead to a hematosalpinx.
A hematosalpinx from a tubal pregnancy may be associated with pelvic pain and uterine bleeding. A
gynecologic ultrasoundwill show the hematosalpinx. A hematosalpinx from other conditions may be painless but could lead to uterine bleeding.
Treatment is directed at the underlying condition and usually surgical.
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