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.
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.