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  Fallopian Tube
The Fallopian tubes develop from the cranial parts of the paramesonephric ducts, with their cranial ends remaining open connecting the duct with the coelomic (peritoneal) cavity and the caudal end communicating with the uterine cornua.
The Fallopian tubes are paired, tubular, seromuscular organs whose course runs medially from the cornua of the uterus toward the ovary laterally.
The serosa of the tube is composed of an epithelial layer histologically indistinguishable from peritoneum elsewhere in the abdominal cavity.
www.gfmer.ch /International_activities_En/El_Mowafi/Fallopian_tube.htm   (4541 words)

  
 Fallopian tube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fallopian tubes, also known as oviducts and uterine tubes, are two very fine tubes leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus.
There are two Fallopian tubes, attached to either side of the cranial end of the uterus, and each terminating at or near one ovary.
The Fallopian tubes are not directly attached to the ovaries, but open into the peritonial cavity (essentially the inside of the abdomen); they thus form a direct communication between the peritoneal cavity and the outside via the vagina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fallopian_tube   (384 words)

  
 eMedicine - Fallopian Tube Reconstruction : Article by Krystene I Boyle, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fallopian tubes are symmetrical paired tubular organs that connect the peritoneal cavity to the endometrium in the uterine cavity.
The fallopian tube is both the conduit and the transporter of the ovum and the early conceptus.
Surgical therapy: The surgical approach to fallopian tube reconstruction is discussed in 3 parts according to the anatomic location of the obstruction: (1) the proximal portion of the tube, (2) the distal portion of the tube, and (3) the mid portion of the tube.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3317.htm   (5408 words)

  
 Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancers
The fallopian tubes convey eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.
Fallopian tube cancer starts within the fallopian tubes, a pair of ducts that transport eggs from ovary to uterus.
It is more common for cancer to spread to a fallopian tube from elsewhere in the body (usually the ovary or endometrium) than for a new cancer to develop in the fallopian tube.
training.seer.cancer.gov /ss_module10_ovary/unit01_sec01_intro.html   (456 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube Carcinoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Carcinoma of the fallopian tube is an uncommon gynecologic tumor that is usually diagnosed in an advanced stage.
Primary carcinoma of the fallopian tube is the rarest cancer of the female genital tract with an incidence of 0.5% of all gynecologic tumors.
Incidence and prognostic factors of primary carcinoma of the Fallopian tube were studied in a retrospective multi-centre analysis of 115 women during the period 1980 to 1990.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/fallopian_tube_ca.htm   (5600 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube Photos
The fallopian tubes are long, thin tubes about as big around as a pencil that come from the side of the uterus.
Fallopian tubes can develop a number of problems, including cysts, inflammation (infection), scar tissue (called adhesions), tubal ectopic pregnancies, and, in extremely rare situations, even cancer.
Surgery on the tubes is usually undertaken through a laparoscope, a thin tube inserted into the belly button.
home.cfl.rr.com /dahmd/fallopiantube.htm   (573 words)

  
 Fallopian tube procedures for infertility - Quest Diagnostics Patient Health Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus.
Tubal reanastomosis typically is used to reverse a tubal ligation or to repair a portion of the fallopian tube damaged by disease.
The amount of fallopian tube that remains after surgery is critical to the function of the tube.
www.questdiagnostics.com /kbase/topic/detail/surgical/hw203637/detail.htm   (828 words)

  
 fallopian tube on Encyclopedia.com
When an ovum is expelled into the peritoneal cavity from the ovary during ovulation, it is propelled into the wide-mouthed opening of the fallopian tube, through the tube, and into the uterus by the wavelike motion of the cilia.
If the ovum is fertilized, an event that normally takes place in the fallopian tube, and the embryo (fertilized ovum) implants in the tube, or another area outside the uterus, an ectopic pregnancy occurs.
The fallopian tubes are also the site of the most common surgical procedures used to prevent conception or cause infertility in women.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f1/fallopia.asp   (606 words)

  
 Fallopian-Tube Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fallopian tubes are the passageways that connect the ovaries and the uterus.
Fallopian tube cancer occurs when cells in the fallopian tubes multiply out of control and form a tumor.
Because fallopian tube cancer is so rare, and its symptoms can be similar to the symptoms of other problems, your doctor may suspect that you have some other gynecological problem.
womenshealth.aetna.com /WH/ihtWH/r.WSIHW000/st.41823/t.42842.html   (619 words)

  
 Stanford Cancer Center - Fallopian Tube Cancer | Cancer Types | Stanford Cancer Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The general causes of fallopian cancer are unknown, however if you have a mutation in one of your BRCA genes (often referred to as “the breast cancer genes”) you could be at increased risk of developing fallopian tube cancer.
In addition, because fallopian tube cancer can be caused by genetic alterations it can be useful for patients and their families to be evaluated by a genetic counselor, even if there is currently no known family information about BRCA mutations.
Because fallopian tube cancer is so rare, the majority of the time women aren’t property diagnosed until after they have had surgery where it becomes apparent.
cancer.stanfordhospital.com /cancerTypes/female/fallopianTube   (342 words)

  
 Survival in Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
Fallopian tube carcinoma is usually a surprise diagnosis in patients undergoing an exploratory laparotomy for another presumed malignancy.
Fallopian tube carcinoma is the most uncommon carcinoma of the mullerian system, accounting for 3.6 cases per million women per year.[1] This rarity has prevented prospective trials that could answer questions of optimal treatment and prognostic factors.
Second-look laparotomy in carcinoma of the fallopian tube.
www.priory.com /med/fallopian.htm   (2373 words)

  
 American Family Physician: Selective fallopian tube canalization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Radiographic evaluation of the infertile couple is used for the assessment of fallopian tube patency and structural configuration of the uterine cavity.
Fallopian tube canalization is currently under investigation as a means of diagnosing and correcting proximal tubal occlusion.
Fallopian canalization is performed during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n3_v43/ai_10592425   (1324 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube Cancer | Questions about Gynecologic Cancer | EyesOnThePrize.org
Fallopian tube cancer is defined as that which starts within the fallopian tubes, a pair of ducts that transport eggs from ovary to uterus.
Colicky abdominal pain that is relieved by a passage of blood or a watery discharge may be an indicator of fallopian tube cancer, especially if a palpable mass is felt during pelvic examination.
Fallopian tube cancer is staged according to FIGO standards by the surgical pathologic system based on operative findings.
www.eyesontheprize.org /FAQ/gynca/fall_tube.html   (337 words)

  
 RE: fallopian tube blockages
The end of the tubes near the ovary are funnel-shaped (infundibulum) with hundreds of nearly microscopic 'tentacles' that catch the (unfertilized) egg.
The egg is pushed along inside the tube by a combination of mucous-producing and ciliated (hairy) cells, and contraction motions of the tube.
The point at which the tube joins the uterus, the inside diameter of the tube is less than 1 millimeter (1/25 of an inch).
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/may96/828410649.Me.r.html   (383 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fallopian tube cancer occurs when cells in the fallopian tubes, the passageways that connect the ovaries...
Fallopian Tube Reconstruction - The fallopian tubes are symmetrical paired tubular organs that connect the peritoneal cavity to the endometrium in the uterine cavity.
Fallopian tube cancer is defined as that which starts within the fallopian tubes, a pair of ducts that...
www.periodpain.com /47/fallopian-tube.html   (1135 words)

  
 Tubal ligation and fallopian tube anatomy illustrations
Sperm enter the fallopian tube through the uterus, and eggs enter from the ovarian or fimbrial end of the tube.
When the fallopian tubes are blocked, sperm and eggs are kept apart and fertilization is prevented.
The fallopian tube is a narrow muscular organ arising from the uterus and ending just next to the ovary.
www.tubal-reversal.net /tubal_ligation_fallopian_tube.htm   (283 words)

  
 University of Miami School of Medicine - Glossary - Fallopian tube
Fallopian tube: One of the two Fallopian tubes that transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus (the womb).
In the diagram, the Fallopian tubes are not labeled but are well shown running between the uterus and ovaries.
Any process (such as infection, endometriosis, tumors, or scar tissue in the pelvis (pelvic adhesions) that cause twisting or chinking of the tube) that damages the Fallopian tube or narrows its diameter increases the chance of an ectopic pregnancy: a pregnancy developing in the Fallopian tube or another abnormal location outside the uterus.
www.med.miami.edu /glossary/art.asp?articlekey=3375   (315 words)

  
 American Family Physician: Selective fallopian tube canalization.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The most common causes are fallopian tube disorders (between 15 and 20 percent); problems related to semen (another 15 percent); and ovulation disorders (between 15 and 20 percent).
A technique is described for opening blocked fallopian tubes; it is known as selective fallopian tube canalization.
The uterine cavity and fallopian tubes are best studied with hysterosalpingography, in which a radiopaque dye (visible on X-ray) is used to...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:10592425&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (187 words)

  
 Your Fallopian Tube Recanalization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now your doctor has referred you to the Radiology Department for a "Fallopian Tube Recanalization." This is an x-ray procedure in which a special catheter is used to open the fallopian tubes without surgery, allowing you to conceive naturally.
The results of this new procedure are encouraging; fallopian tube recanalization has been successful in a large percentage of patients undergoing the exam.
The radiation dose to the ovaries is kept to a minimum and during this phase of the menstrual cycle, it does not pose a risk of fetal malformation.
www.rad.bgsm.edu /patienteduc/fallop_tube_recan.htm   (1206 words)

  
 DISORDERS OF THE FALLOPIAN TUBE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fallopian tubes emerge from each side of the uterus and extend to the surface of the ovary.
The tubes may be blocked because of a pelvic infection and this will prevent the sperm from fertilizing an egg.
If the fallopian tube is blocked because of tubal ligation as in cases of tubal sterilisation then it can be surgically reversed.
education.vsnl.com /hic/ftube.html   (558 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube Blockage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Blockage of the fallopian tube near the uterine end can be relieved by state of the art procedures available at the center.
Fallopian tube blockage can also occur near the middle of the tube either from sterilization or from disease including treated or untreated ectopic pregnancy, fibrosis from infection, and other rarer causes.
The inside of the fallopian tube is inspected with a special telescope (salpingoscope) which gives an idea of the quality of the tubal lining.
www.reproductivecenter.com /blockage.html   (313 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fallopian tubes or oviducts are two very fine tubes leading from the ovaries of female mammals into the uterus.
When an ovum is developing in an ovary, it is encapsulated in a sac known as a follicle.
As they open into the peritoneum, the fallopian tubes also form a direct communication between the peritoneum (essentially the inside of the abdomen) and the outside via the vagina.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/fallopian_tube.html   (261 words)

  
 CancerWise - CancerWise - May04 - FS - Q&A: What to Know About Fallopian Tube Cancer
Fallopian tube cancer is a very rare type of cancer that arises in the fallopian tube.
When the ovary produces an egg, the fallopian tube carries the egg to the uterus, and it is actually in the fallopian tube where fertilization of the egg takes place.
Most women with fallopian tube cancer are in their 50s and 60s, but it has occurred in women between 18 and 87 years of age.
www.cancerwise.org /May_2004/display.cfm?id=796A73A5-B958-4067-82BE47C9255CD463&method=displayFull&color=green   (820 words)

  
 Fallopian Tube
The diagnosis of fallopian tube cancer is rarely suspected prior to a
Stage III Tumor involving one or both fallopian tubes with spread outside pelvis
Stage IV Growth involving one or both fallopian tubes with distant metastases.
www.tirgan.com /falopia.htm   (247 words)

  
 Endometriosis and Fallopian Tubes, Effects on Pregnancy, Conception
When an egg is released from one of the ovaries, it travels through one of the fallopian tubes, which are narrow ducts that connect the ovaries to the uterus.
The fallopian tubes can be damaged by diseases such as endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease, as well as by infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
To determine whether your fallopian tubes are blocked, your doctor may suggest a laparoscopy or a hysterosalpingogram (HSG).
my.webmd.com /content/article/73/87989   (750 words)

  
 A Review of Selective Salpingography and Fallopian Tube Catheterization -- Thurmond et al. 20 (6): 1759 -- RadioGraphics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
approach to the fallopian tube for the opposite purpose (6).
the fallopian tube because of congenital malformation or because
Fallopian tube recanalization in an unrestricted patient population.
radiographics.rsnajnls.org /cgi/content/full/20/6/1759   (4338 words)

  
 eMedicine - Malignant Lesions of the Fallopian Tube and Broad Ligament : Article by John D Paulson, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Staging: Although the fallopian tubes are derived from the same embryonic structure as the uterus, histologically and clinically, malignant lesions of the fallopian tubes behave like ovarian tumors.
Fallopian tube and broad ligament malignancies are rare gynecological malignancies.
Alvarado-Cabrero I, Young RH, Vamvakas EC: Carcinoma of the fallopian tube: a clinicopathological study of 105 cases with observations on staging and prognostic factors.
www.emedicine.com /MED/topic3512.htm   (2326 words)

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