What is the Fallopian Tube?
The fallopian tubes are also known as uterine tubes leading from the ovaries of the female. It is responsible for carrying the egg to the uterus. The fallopian tube has finger-like shaped branches which are called fimbriae that connect out into the pelvic cavity and pick an egg from the ovary to the uterus. Women should have two uterine tubes in their bodies. If one or both fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, the egg cannot reach the womb so the sperm cannot reach the egg which preventing fertilization and pregnancy. This can be the main reason for female infertility.
Facts about the Fallopian Tube?
- Each fallopian tube is 10 to13 cm long and 0.5 to1.2 cm in diameter.
- The mucous membrane lining the fallopian tube gives off secretions that help to transport the sperm and the egg.
- The mucous membrane contains cells that have thin hair-like structures called ilia help to move the egg and sperm through the fallopian tubes.
- The fallopian tubes play a crucial role in the development of a child.
- IVF may be despite any issues you fallopian tubes may have.
- The average length of a fallopian tube is 11-12 cm.
- Fallopian tube cancer is typical arises from the epithelial lining of the fallopian tube.
- The surgical removal of a fallopian tube is called a salpingectomy.
- Ectopic pregnancies mean fertilized egg implants into the side of the fallopian tube instead of into the side of the uterus.
- PID Pelvic Inflammatory disease is an infection of female reproductive organs, including fallopian tubes.