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Utah Vascular Clinic


650 East 4500 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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5475 South 500 East
Washington Terrace, UT 84405


Women's Services

Fallopian Tube Recanalization

What Is fallopian tube recanalization?

Fallopian tube recanalization is a minimally invasive image guided procedure that reverses fallopian tube blockage. Fallopian tube blockage is a common cause of female infertility. The fallopian tubes are delicate, tubular structures that connect the ovaries to the uterus. For natural pregnancy to occur, eggs from the ovary travel through the fallopian tubes where they are met and fertilized by sperm. Sometimes the tubes can become blocked or narrowed, preventing pregnancy. This can happen in one or both fallopian tubes.

Blocked fallopian tubes are most often diagnosed using an imaging test called a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). Having a fallopian tube reacanalization is similar to an HSG. Under imaging guidance, an interventional radiologist (IR) places a special catheter into the site where the fallopian tube joins the uterus. A soft, thin wire is then threaded into the fallopian tube to open the blockage. The procedure is then repeated on the opposite side.

What are the results from fallopian tube recanalization?

Fallopian tube recanalization successfully opens blocked tubes in about 90% of women. The pregnancy rate following fallopian tube recanalization is as high as 60% when the unblocked tubes are found to be otherwise normal (not damaged by surgery or previous infections).

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.

  • Swelling, usually in one leg
    (or arm)
  • Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or
    Charley horse
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg (or arm) warm to touch

Pulmonary Embolism

Clots can break off from a DVT and travel to the lung, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be fatal.

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Chest pain-sharp, stabbing; may get worse with deep breath
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Unexplained cough, sometimes with bloody mucus