Medical Practice

Fallopian Tube Surgery for Reversal of Sterilization

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5853.599 (Published 10 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:599
  1. Geoffrey F. J. Williams

    Abstract

    Of 16 consecutive cases of previous sterilization treated by tubal surgery fifteen women tested had patent Fallopian tubes. Over 18 months since operation there were four full-term pregnancies and two abortions among 11 patients. At interview with the patient it is important to emphasize that reconstruction of the tubes is a major operation and carries an increased subsequent hazard of ectopic pregnancy.

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