Fallopian tube spasm

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Fallopian tube spasm is a transient functional anomaly that can mimic a true mechanical tubal occlusion. At radiography, tubal spasm cannot be distinguished from a tubal occlusion. Administration of spasmolytic agents such as glucagon can occasionally result in uterine muscle relaxation and consequent tube opacification, thereby helping differentiate a spasm from true occlusion 1. Delayed radiography may also be performed to help differentiate tubal spasm from a true tubal occlusion.

Article information

rID: 14997
System: Gynaecology
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tubal spasm
  • Spasm of the Fallopian tube

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