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.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG ISBN: 9783540197638 Weight: 725 g Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
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