Salpingitis


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salpingitis

[‚sal·pən′jīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the fallopian tube.
Inflammation of the eustachian tube.

Salpingitis

 

an inflammation of the fallopian tubes that develops when an infection spreads from the uterus, for example, by septic microflora or in cases of gonorrhea, or from other organs through the blood, for example, in cases of tuberculosis.

Salpingitis usually starts with lesions of the mucosa of the fallopian tubes and gradually spreads to other tubular layers. The disturbance of the peristalsis of fallopian tubes or the development of uterine adhesions may cause an ectopic pregnancy or infertility. An accumulation of serous fluid in the lumen of a fallopian tube is called hydrosalpinx, and an accumulation of pus results in the development of pyosalpinx.

Salpingitis is generally chronic. An isolated infection of the fallopian tubes is rare. The ovaries are usually also affected. The symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of salpingitis are the same as for salpingo-oophoritis.

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