Tubal Physiology: An Appraisal

Avner Hershlag, Michael P. Diamond, Alan H. Decherney

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The physiology of the fallopian tube is reviewed from the standpoints of normal and pathologic conditions. Issues addressed include the functional anatomy and pharmacology of the tube, and a report of current knowledge about ciliary function. Physiologic data concerning electrical activity, motility, contractility, and ovum and sperm transport are discussed. Anatomic and physiologic observations of two abnormal conditions, ectopic pregnancy and hydrosalpinx, are analyzed on the basis of experimental and clinical investigations gathered from the current world's literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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