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