Incisional Tubal Interruption

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a polymicrobial infectious disease of the pelvic cavity and the reproductive organs. PID may be localized and confined to one area, or it can be widespread

706 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and involve the whole pelvic region including the uterus (endometritis), fallopian tubes (salpingitis), ovaries (oophoritis), pelvic peritoneum, and pelvic vascular system. The infection can be acute and recurrent or chronic.

PID can be a life-threatening and life-altering condition. Complications of PID include pelvic (or generalized) peritonitis and abscess formations, with possible obstruction of the fallopian tubes. Obstructed fallopian tubes can cause infertility or an ectopic pregnancy. Other complications of PID are bacteremia with septic shock, thrombophlebitis with the possibility of an embolus, chronic abdominal pain, and pelvic adhesions.

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