What is the function of the fallopian tubes?

1 Answer
Feb 12, 2017

They serve to transport ova from the ovaries to the uterus; they are also the locus for fertilisation of the ovum by sperm.


The Fallopian (or uterine) tubes are two tubes that extend from the uterus towards the ovaries.

The Fallopian tube has three sections: the narrow isthmus that connects with the uterus, the broader ampulla in the middle, and the flared infundibulum with fimbriae that serve to direct the released ovum from the ovary towards the uterus.

Generally, fertilisation of the ovum with sperm takes place within the ampulla, after which the fertilised ovum is conducted to the uterus for nidation (implantation).