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Bilateral Salpingectomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Bilateral Salpingectomy

What is Bilateral Salpingectomy?

During bilateral salpingectomy, both fallopian tubes are removed.

Also Known As:

  • Bilateral fallopian tube removal
  • Fallopian tube surgery
  • Fallopian tube removal

Conditions Treated with Bilateral Salpingectomy:

Bilateral salpingectomy may be utilized in order to treat fallopian tube cancer, a blocked fallopian tube, a fallopian tube infection and ectopic pregnancy.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Bilateral Salpingectomy:

An ectopic pregnancy may resolve on its own without the need for bilateral salpingectomy. As a surgical alternative to the procedure, it may be performed with the laparoscopic method, or with salpingostomy or laparoscopic salpingostomy.

Anesthesia with Bilateral Salpingectomy:

Bilateral salpingectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Bilateral Salpingectomy:

Possible risks following bilateral salpingectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia.

Prognosis after Bilateral Salpingectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral salpingectomy is good. However, the patient will be infertile following the procedure.

Recovery from Bilateral Salpingectomy:

The total recovery time for bilateral salpingectomy is four to six weeks.

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