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Title: The hydrosalpinx : clinical and experimental studies on the pathogenesis, functional morphology and muscular activity of occluded fallopian tubes
Author: Otubu, Joseph
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1984
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Infection and possibly raised intraluminal pressure may be responsible for the morphological changes and associated infertility which occurs with hydrosalpinx formation. Biopsies from human hydrosalpinges were studied by light microscopy and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Loss of mucosal folds, atrophied epithelium and varying degrees of deciliation were the main features found. Smooth muscle showed atrophy and/or fibrosis in most of the cases. Spontaneous isometric contractility of isolated circular and longitudinal smooth muscles of human hydrosalpinx in vitro, was compared to normal tubes. Smooth muscle from diseased tubes showed contractions of lower frequency, longer duration and higher amplitude.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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