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.Table of Contents 1. Historical background and functional anatomy2. Coculture and assisted reproduction3. Physiology and pathophysiology of tubal transport: ciliary beat and muscular contractility, relevance to tubal infertility, recent research and future directions4. Infections and inflammatory causes of tubal infertility5. Management of proximal tubal occlusion6. Ectopic pregnancy7. Fallopian tube patency testing8. Principles of open and laparoscopic surgery for tubal infertility9. IVF and tubal disease10. Tubal sterilization.
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Titolo: The Fallopian Tube in Infertility and IVF Practice
Autori: Ledger - Lin Tan l- Bahathiq
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina rigida
Misure: 21x25 cm