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Bilateral Salpingostomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Bilateral Salpingostomy

What is Bilateral Salpingostomy?

During bilateral salpingostomy, an ectopic pregnancy or other blockage is removed from both fallopian tubes. This procedure leaves the tubes and ovaries intact in order to restore fertility.

Also Known As:

  • Ectopic surgery
  • Fallopian surgery
  • Ovary surgery
  • Ovarian surgery

Conditions Treated with Bilateral Salpingostomy:

Bilateral salpingostomy is utilized in cases of an ectopic pregnancy or a blocked fallopian tube.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Bilateral Salpingostomy:

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

Anesthesia with Bilateral Salpingostomy:

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

Potential Complications from Bilateral Salpingostomy:

Possible risks following bilateral salpingostomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Prognosis after Bilateral Salpingostomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following bilateral salpingostomy is good. However, ectopic pregnancies can recur.

Recovery from Bilateral Salpingostomy:

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

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