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How common is a hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology

In brief: Not uncommon

For a hydrosalpinx ( fluid in the tube) to develop the tube must be blocked at two places.
A hysterectomy ligates or ties off the tube at the junction with the uterus. If that tube is blocked at another point along its length( which may not be known) then fluid may collect in between the two blockages forming a hydrosalpinx. Most of the time it causes no problems.

In brief: Not uncommon

For a hydrosalpinx ( fluid in the tube) to develop the tube must be blocked at two places.
A hysterectomy ligates or ties off the tube at the junction with the uterus. If that tube is blocked at another point along its length( which may not be known) then fluid may collect in between the two blockages forming a hydrosalpinx. Most of the time it causes no problems.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Not common.

Rare.

In brief: Not common.

Rare.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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