Fallopian tube

What is Fallopian tube?

Fallopian tube meaning A slender tube through which eggs pass from an ovary to the uterus. In the female reproductive tract, there is one ovary and one fallopian tube on each side of the uterus. The fallopian tubes lie between the folds of the broad ligaments and extend upward and outward toward the pelvic sidewalls and then curve downward and backward. At the distal end, each tube expands into a funnel-like portion (the infundibulum) which resembles a fringe. Here the mucous lining of the tubes is directly continuous with the peritoneum. The fallopian tubes serve as ducts for the ova produced by the ovaries. The regional lymph nodes for the fallopian tubes are: common iliac, internal iliac, hypogastric, external iliac, lateral sacral, aortic (para-, peri-, lateral), inguinal pelvic, NOS.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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