Definition of salpingostomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsalpənˈɡästəmē/


Surgical unblocking of a blocked fallopian tube.
Example sentences
  • Tube-sparing surgical techniques such as laparoscopic salpingostomy allow for preservation of fertility with little increase in risk for recurrent ectopic.
  • Despite tubal preservation in around 90% of patients and patency in 55% - 59%, neither systemic treatment with methotrexate nor laparoscopic salpingostomy improved subsequent pregnancy performance.
  • In an ampullary ectopic pregnancy, a linear salpingostomy is performed, and the incision is then left to heal by secondary intent.

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Syllabification: sal·pin·gos·to·my

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