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Hydrosalpinx is the buildup of a clear, watery fluid in a fallopian
tube, usually at the end closest to the ovary. This condition can make it
difficult for a woman to become pregnant (infertility).
Surgical removal of the part of the fallopian tube that generates
the fluid (salpingectomy) may improve fertility. Less frequently, a new opening
in the part of the tube closest to the ovary may be surgically created
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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