What is hysterosalpingo?


When the term "hysterosalpingo" is used within a word, WebMD states that it refers to the uterus, fallopian tubes and surrounding parts. A hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray exam that looks inside the uterus, fallopian tubes and the area around them.

WebMD further explains that a hysterosalpingogram's typical purpose is to check for a blocked fallopian tube or to find problems in the uterus that might cause painful menstrual periods or miscarriages. MediLexicon defines a hysterosalpingo-oophorectomy as a surgery that removes the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. WebMD, however, uses the term bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy when referring to this type of surgery.

Q&A Related to "What is hysterosalpingo?"
Excision of the uterus, uterine tubes and ovaries; the common spay procedure in dogs and cats. See also ovariohysterectomy.
[-salping′gō·ō′əfərek′təmē] Etymology: Gk, hystera + salpinx, tube, oophoron, ovary, ektomē, excision surgical removal
( ¦his·tə·rō·sal¦piŋ·gō′ō′ō·fə′rek·tə·mē ) (medicine)
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