Salpingectomy consists of surgically removing one or both of the fallopian tubes.
Also Known As:
- Tube surgery
- Fallopian surgery
- Fallopian tube removal
Conditions Treated with Salpingectomy:
Salpingectomy may be utilized to treat ectopic pregnancy, a blocked fallopian tube, fallopian tube cancer, a ruptured fallopian tube, or an infection.
An ectopic pregnancy can resolve itself on its own in some cases, rendering a salpingectomy unnecessary. As a surgical alternative, the procedure can be performed laparoscopically. Another surgical alternative is salpingostomy.
Anesthesia with Salpingectomy:
Salpingectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Salpingectomy:
Possible risks following salpingectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Some patients also experience an incisional hernia.
Prognosis after Salpingectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following salpingectomy is good. However, if both tubes are removed, the patient will be infertile.
Recovery from Salpingectomy:
The total recovery time after salpingectomy is four to six weeks.