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Salpingoscopy

A method for direct examination of the fallopian tube

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Summary

Using flexible endoscopes 0.6–2.3 mm in diameter, direct tubal endoscopy was performed on human uteri and fallopian tubes ex vivo. Fourteen studies were performed both transcervically using the operating channel of a hysteroscope and transtubally via the fimbriae of the Fallopian tube. Different anatomic segments of the fallopian tube were readily identified, as was a possible tubal “sphincter” not previously described. This technique holds great promise for the evaluation and potential treatment of intratubal pathology in the gynecologist's office.

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Correspondence to Ely Brand.

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Brand, E., Daykhovsky, L. & Grundfest, W.S. Salpingoscopy. Surg Endosc 1, 221–223 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00591152

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Key words

  • Endoscopy
  • Fiberoptic
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Salpingoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy