Outpatient sterilization by laparoscopy. A report of 666 patients.

B. Thompson, R. C. Wheeless

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Laparoscopic sterilization was performed on 666 patients, 85% of whom were over 25 years. Private and service patients of equal racial distribution were included. Of the operations, 72% were performed on an outpatient basis. A modified Steptoe procedure was used. Complications included bleeding requiring recoagulation (2.3%), bleeding requiring laparotomy, bowel injury, trocar site burns, uterine perforations, pelvic abcess, late intra-abdominal bleeding. There were five luteal phase pregnancies and two operative failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)912-915
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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