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Sterilization by laparoscopy.

Abstract

Today, female sterilization is most easily accomplished by single-puncture laparoscopy and, ideally, is carried out under local anesthesia. In experienced hands, electrocoagulation offers slightly fewer failures if a large portion of tube or two segments are destroyed. Fulguration of a small portion of tube, bands, or clips offer a better chance of reversal. It is extremely important that the operator be familiar with and use proper equipment, along with following a rigid format, if complications are to be kept to a minimum. The underlying theme for this article, and all of the articles published, shows that, regardless of the method employed to interrupt the tubes, the complication and failure rates are usually more a function of the experience of the operator than of the method employed.

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    Clinical obstetrics and gynecology 26:2 1983 Jun pg 321-33

    MeSH

    Anesthesia
    Burns, Electric
    Electrocoagulation
    Female
    Hemorrhage
    Humans
    Intestines
    Laparoscopy
    Pregnancy
    Preoperative Care
    Silicone Elastomers
    Sterilization Reversal
    Sterilization, Tubal
    Surgical Wound Infection

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    6221846