During laparoscopic salpingostomy, an ectopic
pregnancy or blockage is removed from one or both fallopian tubes. The ovaries
and tubes are left intact in order to restore fertility. This
procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes a
laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments inserted through small
Treated with Laparoscopic Salpingostomy:
Laparoscopic salpingostomy may be performed in cases
of blocked fallopian tube and ectopic pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy might resolve on its own.
Surgical alternatives to laparoscopic salpingostomy include open salpingostomy,
salpingectomy and laparoscopic salpingectomy.
with Laparoscopic Salpingostomy:
Laparoscopic salpingostomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Salpingostomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic salpingostomy
include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after Laparoscopic Salpingostomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic salpingostomy is good. However, ectopic pregnancies can recur.
from Laparoscopic Salpingostomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic salpingostomy takes three to four