Transabdominal Tubal Endoscopy

  • O. Djahanbakhch
  • S. D. Maguiness
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The function of the fallopian tube is most commonly assessed by determining patency, observing a normal external appearance at endoscopy and internal appearance at hysterosalpingography. The recent development of small-diameter flexible and rigid endoscopes has facilitated the direct visualisation of the mucosal folds within the lumen. However, the information obtained by tubal endoscopy is still of only limited value in clinical practice. One reason is that most studies are based only on abnormal cases. Another is that there is limited information about variation in the appearance of the tubal lumen during the normal menstrual cycle, or in relation to age or drug therapy.


Fallopian Tube Diagnostic Laparoscopy Infertile Patient Tubal Lumen Rigid Endoscope 
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