Definition of salpingectomy in English:

salpingectomy

noun

  • [mass noun] Surgical removal of the fallopian tubes.

    • ‘One year later she had a tubal pregnancy and needed salpingectomy.’
    • ‘Although past treatment consisted of an open laparotomy and salpingectomy, current laparoscopic techniques for unruptured ectopic pregnancy emphasize tubal preservation.’
    • ‘Before the advent of laparoscopy, laparotomy with salpingectomy (removal of the fallopian tube through an abdominal incision) was the standard therapy for managing ectopic pregnancy.’
    • ‘Where the tubes are irreversibly damaged and there are large, communicating hydrosalpinges, salpingectomy (laparoscopic or open) is recommended as the success of in vitro fertilisation is impaired by their presence.’
    • ‘Previously, salpingectomy by laparotomy was the gold standard for the treatment of ectopic pregnancy.’

Pronunciation

salpingectomy

/ˌsalpɪnˈdʒɛktəmi/