Hydrosalpinx is a pathology of the fallopian tubes caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tubes due to an obstruction. Generally, this obstruction occurs in the distal area of the fallopian tube, that is, in the area furthest from the uterus.
Although the main cause of hydrosalpinx is pelvic inflammatory disease, it is not the only factor. There are also other factors that increase a woman's chance of getting hydrosalpinx. Some of these factors are listed below:
- Surgery of the Fallopian tubes
- IUD placement
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Uterine adhesions
Although these are some risk factors, hydrosalpinx can be prevented by avoiding sexually transmitted infections and informing the doctor if any alteration is detected as soon as possible.
Read the full article on: Hydrosalpinx: what is it, what causes it and how to treat it. ( 51).
By Javier Liñayo Chouza M. D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 10/14/2020