Pediatric pyosalpinx without sexually transmitted infection: A report of 3 cases

Cory M. Pfeifer, Lelia E. Williams, Jennifer G. Veltkamp, Elizabeth M. Lagomarsino

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Pelvic inflammatory disease commonly occurs in adults and is most frequently caused by sexually-transmitted organisms. When left untreated, it can progress to abscess formation and subsequent infertility due to tubal scarring. This condition rarely occurs in the pediatric population and even less frequently in the absence of sexual activity. The cases presented here depict 3 cases of pyosalpinx due to noncommunicable infectious agents. Since children are typically not subjected to transvaginal ultrasound, they are particularly at risk for delays in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Cases described here also demonstrate the value of the pediatric interventional radiology service in treating this gynecological source of infection. Both transabdominal and transrectal approached to ultrasound-guided drainage are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • Pediatric interventional radiology
  • Pyosalpinx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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