- Distention of a fallopian tube with pus.
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The most frequent form of tubal gonorrhea is pyosalpinx, or pus tube.
When the condition advances so far that the external abdominal ostium of the tube is closed, a pyosalpinx forms.
A hydrosalpinx is like a pyosalpinx, with both tubal ends sealed, except that its content is a serous or watery fluid.
The occluded tube may now have an accumulation of pus in it (pyosalpinx).