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Tuboplasty

Correct Fallopian Tube Obstruction at Our Durham, NC Fertility Center

Procedures involving the repair or reconstruction of the fallopian tubes are known as tuboplasty. This encompasses the most common technique of neosalpingostomy.

In a neosalpongostomy procedure to reverse tied tubes, a new opening is created in the end of a dilated and non-functional tube. This opening is then folded open and secured into place using very fine suture. This new opening takes the place of the normal fimbriated end of the fallopian tube.

There is a risk of reocclusion of the tube, though most all tubes will remain open. Because of a history of damage to the fallopian tube, there is thought to be an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.

There is some evidence suggesting patients with hydrosalpinges, or dilated tubes filled with fluid, may have an improvement in their in vitro fertilization success rate following a neosalpingostomy. This comes from the possibility that the fluid may reflux into the uterine cavity and decrease implantation rates.

There is a significant amount of debate about this subject in the current medical literature. For more information or consideration for this procedure to reverse tied tubes, please schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at our Durham, NC office.

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