Hydrosalpinx is the condition in which the end portion of a woman’s fallopian tube becomes fluid-filled and swollen, which can cause infertility.

Hydrosalpinx may be seen as a fluid-attenuation tubular adnexal structure, separate from the ovary. A simple hydrosalpinx is not accompanied by pelvic inflammation. The tubal wall may enhance following contrast.
The swelling and blockage most often occur at the fimbial end, preventing the ovulated egg from entering the fallopian tube where it is normally fertilized by the sperm. Hydrosalpinx, a form of tubal factor infertility, can be caused by pelvic infections (including chlamydia), pelvic surgery, endometriosis, adhesions and some tumors. Often there are no symptoms but primary symptoms that do present are pelvic pain and infertility. Hydrosalpinx is usually treated by a minimally invasive surgery called salpingostomy that unblocks the fallopian tube.
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