This monograph has been written in the hope that it will prove of value to medical students and clinicians, to Honours undergradu ates in appropriate branches of the natural sciences, and to repro ductive biologists in general. It would be pleasing if the text also caught the attention of veterinary undergraduates, since there is much information bearing on reproduction in domestic animals. First and foremost, however, the intended audience is a medical one, for scientific studies of human reproduction have been cata lyzed by the intense interest in procedures of fertilization in vitro. Some would judge that this very activity has narrowed our view of physiological events occurring within the Fallopian tubes. The pre sent work may therefore serve as a useful counterbalance to the overwhelming series of publications on procedures of in vitro fer tilization, and offer opportunities to those in the clinical field for extending their knowledge of the scientific background to much of the current work.
The Fallopian Tube honors perhaps, the most intricately structured, yet, one of the most functionally significant and competent organs of the reproductive apparatus. Serving as a bridge between the ovary and the uterus, it is structurally and functionally equipped to carry out the sequential cascade of events from egg pick-up, its peristaltic transport to the site of fertilization (the ampulla), providing the right microenvironment for fertilization - the most promising feature of human reproduction - and transport of the embryo to the uterus for implantation. Nevertheless, the Fallopian tubes are highly susceptible to infectious/inflammatory insults such as sexually transmitted diseases, infection after childbirth, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy (MTP) or IUD (intrauterine device) insertion, post-operative pelvic infection, tuberculosis, and severe endometriosis that may culminate in tubal damage and ultimately infertility. Tubal abnormalities account for between 25 percent and 50 percent of female infertility. The methodically organized sections of the book unravel every aspect of the Fallopian tube in detail from its anatomy, physiology, hormonal control, clinical methods of assessment, to the causes of tubal disease, the management and treatment of tubal and non-tubal infertility, ART options and eventually fertility control and the recent advances.The judiciously framed chapters, contributed by pioneers and authorities in the field of gynecology and infertility, surface some of the most commonly experienced dilemmas and problems while helping the clinician re-evaluate his own clinical practice with an evidence-based perspective. This comprehensive compilation reflects the remarkable scientific intellect, efforts and experience of the editors Dr. Gautam N Allahbadia, Dr. Ertan Saridogan and Prof. Ovrang Djahanbakhch and would serve as an indispensable, updated practical guide for clinicians, researchers and patients groping for the right knowledge in the field.
William L. Ledger,Seang Lin Tan,Adil O. S. Bahathiq
Author: William L. Ledger,Seang Lin Tan,Adil O. S. Bahathiq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Fallopian tube has until recently been a neglected structure, bypassed by IVF and seen only as a tube that transports the egg to the uterus. More recently, its central role as the site of fertilization and early embryogenesis has been recognized, along with the major effects of tubal disease, such as chlamydia trachomatis, on fertility. Tubal surgery is an option for those women who avoid IVF because of anxiety about medication side-effects or for religious reasons. The tube is also the site for female sterilization and its reversal. This definitive guide to the Fallopian tube and its disorders collates all these topics, with authoritative text covering the spectrum of clinically relevant topics in a digestible fashion. It will be of interest to gynecologists, specialists in reproductive medicine and infertility and family planning, and others with interest in this fascinating and underestimated organ of reproduction.
Jurgis G. Grudzinskas,Michael G. Chapman,Timothy Chard,Ovrang Djahanbakhch
Author: Jurgis G. Grudzinskas,Michael G. Chapman,Timothy Chard,Ovrang Djahanbakhch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The examination of the human fallopian tubes was, until recently, restricted to observations on gross anatomical disposition and tubal patency. These studies, for decades, were the domain of doctors and physiologists whose primary interest was population control and family planning, funded largely by organisations and agencies seek ing alternatives to steroidal contraceptives. For a "worrying" but short period after the birth of Louise Brown in 1978 as the conse quence of successful in-vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer, the fallopian tube was considered to be "dispensable" given that the metabolic milieu in which human fertilisation takes place could be effortlessly reproduced in a Petri dish, in in-vitro fertilisation procedures. However, a number of factors have acted together to renew in terest in the fallopian tube, namely new techniques in cell biology, microinstrument developments (in particular in imaging), an inter disciplinary transfer of skills from interventional radiology and car diology to gynaecology, the surgeon's wish to improve surgical tech niques, and better techniques to monitor early pregnancy. These factors have led surgeons to develop the new diagnostic and ther apeutic strategies and techniques listed here. This volume contains contributions from the majority of keynote speakers at a conference held in London in April 1992 from which its title is derived. Better diagnostic procedures should lead to the implementation of rational effective treatments.
This a high-level, technically detailed clinical textbook featuring high-resolution color photographs and extensive referencing. As the volume editors say in their Foreword, For those who seek a comprehensive text on the sonographic aspects of the fallopian tube, starting with histopathologic aspects and continuing through the normal sonographic appearance of the tube, as well as the intriguing picture of the inflamed salpinx, the appropriate chapters will be appreciated. Also discussed are attempts to evaluate the tube through its vascularization and the relatively rare benign and malignant tumors as well as paratubal tumors. The chapter discussing ectopic gestation can serve as an aid to the practicing gynecologist to gain confidence in managing the patient suspected of this disease. A special chapter is dedicated to the relatively new procedure of testing the patency of the fallopian tube by ultrasonography.
Part of the female reproductive system, the fallopian tubes are two thin tubes, positioned one on each side of the uterus, which help lead a fertilised egg from the ovaries to the uterus. This book is a complete guide to the role of fallopian tubes and the diagnosis and management of associated diseases and disorders. Divided into five sections, the text begins with an overview of anatomy and function. The following sections examine obstetrical and gynaecological aspects including infertility, infections, ectopic pregnancy and malignancy. The final sections discuss tubal surgery and new frontiers including stem cells, robotic surgery and transplantation. Numerous descriptive illustrations and tables have been included to enhance learning. Key points Comprehensive guide to the fallopian tubes Discusses obstetrical and gynaecological aspects and diagnosis and management of associated disorders Section on new frontiers includes stem cells and transplantation Includes nearly 140 full colour photographs and illustrations
As the second volume in the Essentials of Diagnostic Gynecological Pathology series sponsored by the British Association of Gynecological Pathologists, Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum is one of the very few dealing wholly with this subject. Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum introduces the topic with a discussion of the anatomy, development, histology and normal function of the ovary, followed by chapters on non-neoplastic disorders of the ovary; surgery and medical management of ovarian cancer; and the use of imaging, frozen sections and cytology in ovarian pathology. The book then goes on to describe specific disorders of the ovary, fallopian tube and peritoneum in detail, and finishes with a chapter on specimen cut-up. Pathology of the Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Peritoneum has been written to be useful diagnostically to general as well as specialist gynecological histopathologists and pathologists in training. Gynecologists, oncologists, genitourinary physicians and cancer nurse specialists will find expert insights here that will help in treatment and counselling of their patients.
Author: Peter A. Humphrey,Louis P. Dehner,John D. Pfeifer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Presented in the renowned, fast-access format of other Washington Manual® titles, this excellent book is a practical guide to the clinical practice of surgical pathology. This valuable resource covers all aspects of surgical pathology for every organ and anatomic site, including gross examination and dissection; microscopic diagnosis of medical as well as surgical diseases; tumor classification; and tumor staging. Separate chapters are devoted to ancillary surgical pathology techniques, including immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, frozen section diagnosis, flow cytometry, DNA and RNA based molecular methods, and imaging technologies. A companion Website offers the fully searchable text plus an image bank of more than 2700 figures.
Edgar Petru,Walter Jonat,Daniel Fink,Ossi R. Köchli
Author: Edgar Petru,Walter Jonat,Daniel Fink,Ossi R. Köchli
Handlich - Praktisch - Präzise - Übersichtlich Das Praxisbuch gynäkologische Onkologie wendet sich an Ärzte in Klinik und Praxis, die Patientinnen mit bösartigen Tumoren der Genitalien und der Mamma behandeln. Alle gynäkologischen Karzinome werden nach einer einheitlichen Konzeption, die Wert auf rasche Übersicht legt, abgehandelt. Im Mittelpunkt des Buches steht ein an den aktuellen Leitlinien orientiertes diagnostisches und therapeutisches Konzept, das dem behandelnden Arzt eine klare Orientierung vermittelt. Ausdrücklich verzichtet wurde auf das ausführliche Referieren von Studien. Hier geben die Spezialisten auf dem Feld der gynäkologischen Karzinome ihr Wissen pragmatisch und handlungsorientiert weiter!
This volume provides a comprehensive account of the use of MRI and CT cross-sectional imaging techniques to identify and characterize developmental anomalies and acquired diseases of the female genital tract. Benign and malignant diseases are considered, and attention is also paid to normal anatomical findings and variants. Emphasis is on the most recent diagnostic and technical advances, and the text is complemented by detailed illustrations.
Author: Noel Weidner,Richard J. Cote,Saul Suster,Lawrence M. Weiss
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Modern Surgical Pathology, 2nd Edition presents today's most complete, current, and practical assistance in evaluating and signing out surgical specimens. Nearly 3,000 high-quality color pathology images provide a crystal-clear basis for comparison to any sample you see under the microscope. Clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic features are integrated as appropriate for all tumors and tumor-like lesions, addressing all of the investigative contexts relevant to formulating an accurate diagnosis. Edited by four leading surgical pathologists - Noel Weidner, MD, Richard J. Cote, MD, Saul Suster, MD and Lawrence M. Weiss, MD - with contributions from more than 70 other experts, Modern Surgical Pathology, 2nd Edition delivers the well-rounded, well-organized, richly illustrated, user-friendly guidance you need to efficiently arrive at confident diagnoses for even the most challenging lesions. Contributions from many leading surgical pathologists give you well-rounded, expert answers to any question that you may face. Clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, and molecular genetic features are correlated as appropriate for every type of surgical pathology specimen, addressing all of the investigative contexts relevant to formulating an accurate diagnosis and thereby ensuring a completely accurate surgical report. Nearly 3,000 brand-new, high-quality color pathology images provide a crystal-clear basis for comparison to any specimen you see under the microscope. A completely rewritten section on the female reproductive tract offers many more illustrations of common entities to help you more easily distinguish between tumors and tumor-like lesions. Expanded coverage of non-neoplastic diseases and disorders makes it easier to recognize benign conditions that can mimic malignancy. The latest classification schemes and criteria for malignancy, incorporated throughout, enable you to include the most current gradings in your reports. A new, more consistent organization explores anatomy/histology, gross and microscopic appearance, adjunct techniques, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis for each neoplastic or non-neoplastic lesion, facilitating rapid consultation in the reporting room. An increased number of differential diagnosis and classification tables expedite diagnosis.
Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Author: Julia R. Fielding,Douglas L. Brown,Amy S. Thurmond
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Gynecologic Imaging, a title in the Expert Radiology Series, by Drs. Julia R. Fielding, Douglas Brown, and Amy Thurmond, provides the advanced insights you need to make the most effective use of the latest gynecologic imaging approaches and to accurately interpret the findings for even your toughest cases. Its evidence-based, guideline-driven approach thoroughly covers normal and variant anatomy, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, infertility, first-trimester pregnancy complications, post-partum complications, characterization of the adnexal mass, gynecologic cancer, and many other critical topics. Combining an image-rich, easy-to-use format with the greater depth that experienced practitioners need, it provides richly illustrated, advanced guidance to help you overcome the full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional challenges in gynecologic imaging. Online access at www.expertconsult.com allows you to rapidly search for images and quickly locate the answers to any questions. Get all you need to know about the latest advancements and topics in gynecologic imaging, including normal and variant anatomy, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, infertility, first-trimester pregnancy complications, post-partum complications, characterization of the adnexal mass, and gynecologic cancer. Recognize the characteristic presentation of each disease via any modality and understand the clinical implications of your findings. Consult with the best. Internationally respected radiologist Dr. Julia Fielding leads a team of accomplished specialists who provide you with today’s most dependable answers on every topic in gynecologic imaging. Identify pathology more easily with 1300 detailed images of both radiographic images and cutting-edge modalities—MR, CT, US, and interventional procedures. Find information quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly templated, and abundantly illustrated chapter format. Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images.