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Essure transcervical tubal sterilization: a 5-year x-ray follow up.
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PMID:  21392751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the x-ray appearance of Essure microinserts 5 years after their insertion. DESIGN: Prospective controlled study. SETTING: Tertiary referral centers for gynecologic care. PATIENT(S): Forty-five consecutive women with successful hysteroscopic bilateral placement of the Essure devices and postprocedure satisfactory hysterosalpingography confirmation test. INTERVENTION(S): Pelvic anteroposterior x-ray. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Stability and and symmetric appearance of Essure microinsert positions; measurement of the intrauterine distance between the two devices. RESULT(S): After 5 years from their placement, no detachment nor fracture of devices was observed. x-Ray recognition of the device after 5 years showed findings similar to those recorded at 3 months' follow-through hysterosalpingography. CONCLUSION(S): x-Ray evaluation of findings related to stability of position, symmetric appearance, and distance between the two Essure microinserts corroborates the irreversibility and the reliability of the fibrotic reaction that ensured tubal occlusion after devices placement.
Mario Franchini; Cecilia Boeri; Stefano Calzolari; Alberto Imperatore; Luciano Cianferoni; Pietro Litta; Giovanna Giarrè; Irene Zerbetto; Irene Moncini; Pasquale Florio
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Palagi Freestanding Unit, Florence, Italy.
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