Definition of salpingitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsalpənˈjīdəs/ /ˌsælpənˈdʒaɪdəs/


  • Inflammation of the fallopian tubes.

    ‘Endometritis and salpingitis are thought to be components of pelvic inflammatory disease.’
    • ‘Pelvic inflammatory disease comprises a variety of inflammatory disorders of the upper female genital tract, including endometritis, salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, and pelvic peritonitis.’
    • ‘He also postulated that C trachomatis was a cause of pelvic inflammatory disease after noting that mothers whose babies had chlamydial ophthalmia neonatorum had symptoms of salpingitis.’
    • ‘After acute salpingitis, the risk of an ectopic pregnancy is increased sevenfold.’
    • ‘Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy specimens revealed uterine leiomyomas, adenomyosis, and acute salpingitis.’