Salpingectomy is the surgical removal one or both fallopian tubes. The tubes are the pathways that allow the eggs to travel to the uterus form the ovaries. In this procedure, a tiny incision is made in the abdomen from which a laparoscope is inserted.
A laparoscopy is a long tool that has a light and camera which enables the surgeon to get a clear view of the organs when the abdomen is inflated with gas. A few small incisions are made to insert tools for the removal making it a minimally invasive procedure.
Indications for Salpingectomy
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Ruptured fallopian tube
- Partial Salpingectomy: removal of only a part of the fallopian tube
- Complete Salpingectomy: removal of the entire tube
- Unilateral Salpingectomy: removal of one on fallopian tube
- Bilateral Salpingectomy: removal of both the fallopian tubes
- Salpingostomy: removal of the fallopian tube contents by making an opening in the tube
- Salpingectomy-oophorectomy: removal of on or both fallopian tube as well as ovaries
- Salpingectomy-oophorectomy and hysterectomy: removal of one or both tubes and ovaries combined with the removal of the uterus
The surgical option depends on the diagnosis and reason behind the surgical requirement.
Patients who undergo laparoscopic salpingectomy typically heal within 2-4 weeks and will be able to walk in about 3 days. A light exercise and plenty of rest is advised to improve strength and circulation after surgery. It is also advisable to avoid any strenuous activities or lift heavy objects.
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