Mass in the fallopian tube

Cystic mass in the fallopian tube or what is commonly referred to as fallopian tube dilation is a condition that is caused by scaring and inflammation of the fallopian tube. The cause of this condition can be pelvic inflammatory disease, salpingitis, previous surgery, endometriosis, and previous tubal ligation. PID or pelvic inflammatory disease is the popular cause of this condition, if the mass develops outside the fallopian tube there could be other causes such as ovarian cancer, benign tumor among other accelerating factors. Tissue build up in the fallopian tube is often a causative agent of ectopic pregnancy and in worst scenarios infertility. Many diseases can cause formation of mass in the fallopian tube, these may include


Salpingitis is an infection that affects the fallopian tube and is as a result of gonorrhea or Chlamydia infection. Chlamydia is a common STD that causes over 70% of infertility cases reported by women. According to experts salpingitis is a just a disease that describes PID.


Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial tissue, which lines the outside, and inside of the uterus. Endometrial implants may begin growing on the nearby organs including the fallopian tube. When scar tissues form around the fallopian tube, it can block it over time or cause it to generate mass of cell inside it therefore blocking the passage of ovum to the uterus.

Previous surgery

Surgeries can lead to formation of scar on the fallopian tubes; these scars are the common causative agents of mass tissue formation in the fallopian tube. Most of the surgeries that can aggravate this problem include appendix, uterine and bowel surgeries respectively.

Previous Tubal Ligation

Sometimes in life, some women want to prevent unwanted pregnancies and resolve to tubal ligation as the best contraceptive method. Most of the techniques used in tubal ligation causes clamping on the section or cause scarring on the fallopian tube. The scarring and clamping cause’s formation of mass cells in the fallopian tubes, it is essential to consult your doctor before choosing a contraception method.