Tuboplasty

Normal Fallopian Tube
Normal Fallopian Tube
Hydrosalpianx
Hydrosalpianx

Procedures involving the repair or reconstruction of the fallopian tubes are known as Tuboplasty. This is the most common technique of neosalpingostomy. In a neosalpongostomy procedure a new opening is created in the end of a dilated and non-functional tube. This new opening now takes the place of the normal fimbriated end of the fallopian tube. Because of a history of damage to the fallopian tube, there is thought to be an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. There is some evidence suggesting patients with hydrosalpinges, or dilated tubes filled with fluid, may have an improvement in their IVF success rate following a neosalpingostomy. This comes from the thought that the fluid may reflux into the uterine cavity and decrease implantation rates. There is a significant amount of debate about this subject in the current literature. For more information or consideration for this procedure please schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. (Left figure shows normal tubal, and right figure shows hydrosalpinx).