Definition of salpingostomy in English:



mass noun
  • Surgical unblocking of a blocked fallopian tube.

    • ‘In an ampullary ectopic pregnancy, a linear salpingostomy is performed, and the incision is then left to heal by secondary intent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tube-sparing surgical techniques such as laparoscopic salpingostomy allow for preservation of fertility with little increase in risk for recurrent ectopic.’