The salpingectomy was first performed by Lawson Tait in patients with a bleeding ectopic pregnancy; this process has since saved the lives of countless women. Another symptom for a salpingectomy involve infected tubes or as part of the surgical process for tubal cancer. A bilateral salpingectomy has lead to sterility, and it is use for that purpose, often less invasive process have become available as tubal occlusion processes.
What is the process?
This salpingectomy process has traditionally been accomplished via a laparotomy, more recently often, laparoscopic salpingectomy have become more common as part of minimally invasive surgery. The tube has injected in this procedure for fix the problem and it point where inserts the uterus and along its mesenteric edge with hemostatic control. The salpingectomy is surgical method where woman’s fallopian tube is been removed. Salpingectomies are done to remove the tube because of infection; and after the ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy, which implants in fallopian tube in place of uterus; and because of the medical problem like endometriosis, where lining of uterus grows outside uterus. As, salpingectomy is surgical procedure, and it carries the risks for side effects.
That depends on reason for salpingectomy, doctor might remove one tube, unilateral salpingectomy, and both tubes, bilateral salpingectomy. In case, one tube has also become infected, condition named salpingitis, doctor can remove that tube and in case, infection is in tubes, she can remove both.
Salpingectomies as well vary in the terms of incision types and with the laparscropic salpingectomy, surgeon makes small incision under navel, making use of general and local anesthesia. In case, surgeon has to work with larger area, then she can make bikini cut that is 4- – 6-inch incision above pubic hair line and this is normally done under the general anesthesia.
Side effects of the salpingectomy depend on how it was done. With laparoscopic salpingectomy, the recovery time is much shorter due to small incision. Bikini cut is major surgery & with that comes increased pain & risk of the hemorrhaging. With both kinds of the incisions, there is the risk for reaction to the anesthesia, risk of infection & potential for scarring. Majority of the women take around three days to recover after the salpingectomy. As, bikini cut is the major surgery, and it may take longer to recover after procedure.
Long term effects
Women who have the unilateral salpingectomies have great chance of the pregnancy after procedure. Pregnancy will happen on months she ovulates from side with tube intact.