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Laparoscopic management of hydrosalpinx.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17308145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hydrosalpinx is a common cause of female infertility. Lower implantation and pregnancy rates have been reported in women with hydrosalpinges. How hydrosalpinx exerts its negative effect on the implantation process is not clearly understood. Mechanical factors, toxicity of the hydrosalpingeal fluid, and receptivity dysfunction may explain the impaired IVF outcome in the presence of hydrosalpinx. Laparoscopic surgery has a place in the diagnosis and management of hydrosalpinx. Analysis of the results of laparoscopic management of hydrosalpinx underscores the positive role of laparoscopy in fertility outcomes in women with this pathological tubal disease. Laparoscopic salpingectomy should be offered in those women who have bilateral disease or in cases where hydrosalpinges are large enough to be visible on ultrasound. Further randomized trials are required to assess other surgical treatment options for hydrosalpinx, such as laparoscopic salpingostomy, laparoscopic or hysteroscopic tubal occlusion, and drainage of hydrosalpinx before or during oocyte retrieval.
John N Bontis; Theodoros D Theodoridis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1092     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-19     Completed Date:  2007-04-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-210     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Fallopian Tube Diseases / surgery*
Fertilization in Vitro / methods
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods
Laparoscopy / methods*

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