Prostheses, Fallopian Tube
Definition : Prostheses designed to partially replace and/or maintain patency of any of the tubes that extend from the upper lateral cornu of the uterus to a region of the ovary of the same side (i.e., fallopian tube). These prostheses are typically a reinforced plastic or, less frequently, allograft structure that surrounds the fallopian tube; some prostheses may replace a section of the tube and/or connect two separated segments of a fallopian tube that were previously severed. Fallopian tube prostheses are used typically during reconstructive gynecologic surgery procedures.
Entry Terms : "Fallopian Tube Prostheses"
UMDC code : 13148