Laparoscopic Salpingostomy

Laparoscopic Salpingostomy



The Procedure

   General anaesthesia

   Pneumoperitoneum created by insufflation of carbon dioxide

   Incisions made

   Telescope and instruments passed into abdomen

   Salpingostomy, to restore patency of the fallopian tube(s)

   Abdominal wounds closed

   Tissues removed will be sent for pathological examination or disposed of as appropriate unless otherwise specified

   Other associated procedures which may be necessary, such as blood transfusion, salpingectomy (remove the fallopian tubes)

Photographic and / or video images may be recorded during the operation for education / research / documentation purpose. Please inform the staff if you have any objection.

Similarities with abdominal myomectomy

   Same sequelae

Difference from abdominal myomectomy

   3-4 smaller abdominal wounds

   Less painful

   Faster postoperative recovery

   Earlier discharge, shorter sick leave required

Risk and Complication

   Risk of general anaesthesia

   Bleeding, may need blood transfusion

   Injury to neighbouring organs such as bowels, bladder, may require repair

   Pelvic Infection

   Wound complications including infection and hernia

Specific Complication

   Risk of laparotomy (less than 1% chance)

   Trauma to peritoneal organs and blood vessels

   Risk of incisional hernia with larger wounds

Risk of Not Having the Procedure

   May adversely affect IVF success rate

After the Procedure

   There is a chance of spontaneous conception

   Even if the fallopian tube(s) is/are restored during the operation, there is a possibility of blockage again in the future, and the risk of ectopic pregnancy is increased

   Improve IVF success rate

Alternative Treatment

   Laparoscopic salpingectomy

   Open abdominal approach

Follow Up

   No special follow up


The information contained is very general. The list of complications is not exhaustive and other unforeseen complications may occasionally occur. In special patient groups, the actual risk may be different. For further information, please contact your doctor.

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