Female Reproductive System Function: The female reproductive system produces ova (the female reproductive cell), provides a location for fertilization and growth of a baby, and secretes female sex hormones. In addition, the breasts produce milk to nourish the newborn.
Female Reproductive SystemComplete 3 selective statements from the 10.1) The study of the female reproductive system is the medical specialty of Gynecology.9) The tubes that extend from the outer edges of the uterus and assist in transporting the ova and sperm are called Fallopian Tubes.10) One of the longest terms used in medical terminology refers to the removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and the fallopian tubes. This term is Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Bilateral Salpingo- Oophorectomy.
Gynecology Abbreviation: GYN, gyn Gynecology (GYN, gyn) The branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders/diseases affecting the female reproductive system, including the breasts. Gynecologist A Gynecologist is a medical specialist that studied the branch in the female reproductive system and breasts.
Fallopian Tubes The fallopian tubes, also called the uterine tubes or oviducts. Approximately 5 ½ inches long and run from the area around each ovary to either side of the upper portion of the uterus. Ends of the two fallopian tubes are called Fimbriae, that are finger-like structures. Fimbriae catch an ovum after ovulation and direct it into the fallopian tube. Then fallopian tube can propel the tiny ovum from the ovary to the uterus so it can be implanted. The meeting of the egg and sperm, called fertilization or conception, normally takes place within the upper one- half of the fallopian tubes.
Total Abdominal HysterectomyBilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy Abbreviation: TAH-BSO Total Abdominal Hysterectomy Bilateral Salpingo- Oophorectomy (TAH-BSO) Is a surgical procedure involving the removal of the entire uterus, cervix, both ovaries, and both fallopian tubes. Why it is done? Women undergo TAH-BSO-To treat Cancers; Fallopian Tubes, Ovary, Cervix, and Uterus-To treat severe menstrual bleeding problems-To treat a prolapsed uterus-Endometrial hyperplasia (Abnormal growth of the uterine lining which may lead to cancer)-Endometriosis
Total Abdominal HysterectomyBilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy How is TAH-BSO done? Abdominal is commonly done with an incision with the lower abdomen. Vaginal is done with an incision with the wall of the upper portion of the vagina. Laparoscopic is done with 3 or 4 more incisions are made with the wall of the abdomen to allow insertion of a laparoscope.