Fimbriectomy | definition of fimbriectomy by Medical dictionary
Excision of fimbriae.
[L. fimbria, fringe, + G. ektomē, excision]
fimbriectomy /fim·bri·ec·to·my/ (fim″bre-ek´tah-me) surgical removal of the fimbriae of the uterine tube along with tubal ligation as a method of female sterilization.
fimbriectomy A rarely performed type of “tubal ligation” in which the fimbriae of the fallopian tube are excised. Because the embryo contains cilia which facilitate the passage of eggs from the ovary into the fallopian tube, reversal of fimbriectomy-type sterilisation is difficult.
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of cases % Treatment for ectopic Milking 01 2 Fimbriectomy
01 2 Salpingectomy 45 90 Salpingo-oophorectomy 03 6 Treatment for other tube Tubectomy 04 8 Salpingectomy 07 14 Salpingo-oophorectomy 02 4 Anesthesia General 19 38 Spinal 31 62
Exclusion criteria: patients sterilized by fimbriectomy.
Fertility following fimbriectomy and tubo-ovarian microsurgery in the rabbit.