Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Fallopian tube; tuba uterina [NA6].
The duct through which eggs pass to an animal’s exterior.
u·ter·ine tube(yū'tĕr-in tūb) [TA]
Synonym(s): salpinx (1) [TA] , fallopian tube, gonaduct (2) , oviduct.
oviductThe FALLOPIAN TUBE.
oviducta tube that carries the egg to the exterior or, in the case of mammals, to the lower part of the tube, the UTERUS, where it becomes implanted in the wall lining (ENDOMETRIUM) if FERTILIZATION has occurred. Usually oviducts are paired, but only one is present in birds. In higher mammals it is divided into an upper FALLOPIAN TUBE, which is ciliated, and into which the egg passes from the COELOM, a middle uterus, where the embryo develops, and a vagina leading to the exterior.
Patient discussion about oviduct
Q. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again? My sister had a very bad pregnancy where she had lost her first child. She had an infection in her fallopian tubes. As it was an ectopic pregnancy, she had an operation where they made a small incision in the fallopian tube and removed the embryo. She was depressed for quite a while as she was looking forward to enjoying her new baby. She is recovering now, but can she get pregnant again?
i believe that what happened to your sister was non-complicated ectopic pregnancy, because the doctor was just doing the minimal invasive surgery in her fallopian tube. it still has the risks of having another ectopic one in her future pregnancy, but with a complete medical check-up and work-up, i'm sure she will just be doing well.
i just wrote a brief note about ectopic pregnancy, in case you want to read that :