The Fallopian Tube in Infertility and Ivf Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-29
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The Fallopian tube has until recently been a neglected structure, bypassed by IVF and seen only as a tube that transports the egg to the uterus. More recently, its central role as the site of fertilization and early embryogenesis has been recognized, along with the major effects of tubal disease, such as chlamydia trachomatis, on fertility. Tubal surgery is an option for those women who avoid IVF because of anxiety about medication side-effects or for religious reasons. The tube is also the site for female sterilization and its reversal. This definitive guide to the Fallopian tube and its disorders collates all these topics, with authoritative text covering the spectrum of clinically relevant topics in a digestible fashion. It will be of interest to gynecologists, specialists in reproductive medicine and infertility and family planning, and others with interest in this fascinating and underestimated organ of reproduction.

Author Biography

William L. Ledger, MA, DPhil, FRCOG, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom. Seang Lin Tan, MO. MBBS, FRCOG, FRCSC, FACOG, MMed(OG), MBA, is James Edmund Dodds Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Adil O. S. Bahathiq, PhD, is Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Um-Alqura University Medical College, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Historical Background and Functional Anatomyp. 1
Coculture and Assisted Reproductionp. 8
Physiology and Pathophysiology of Tubal Transport: Ciliary Beat and Muscular Contractility, Relevance to Tubal Infertility, Recent Research, and Future Directionsp. 18
Infections and Inflammatory Causes of Tubal Infertilityp. 30
Management of Proximal Tubal Occlusionp. 46
Ectopic Pregnancyp. 53
Fallopian Tube Patency Testingp. 70
Principles of Open and Laparoscopic Surgery for Tubal Infertilityp. 84
IVF and Tubal Diseasep. 103
Tubal Sterilizationp. 113
Indexp. 123
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