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Hydrosalpinx

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 (salpingostomy).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of March 12, 2014

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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