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High pregnancy rate after microsurgical tubal reanastomosis by temporary loose parallel 4-quadrant sutures technique: a long long-term follow-up report on 961 cases.
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PMID:  22454457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUNDOnly a limited portion of sterilized women undergo tubal reanastomosis due to high costs, limited availability of qualified practitioners willing to perform the procedure and increasing success rates with IVF. However, IVF has complications and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy and multiple pregnancies. Recently, the importance of specialized training for tubal anastomosis has been re-emphasized. This study aimed to report the procedure of our microsurgical tubal reanastomosis by a temporary loose parallel 4-quadrant suture technique and its high pregnancy outcome over the last 20 years.METHODSThis clinical study retrospectively analyzed data on 961 consecutive patients who underwent tubal reversal between March 1988 and August 2007 in a large urban medical center. All surgical operations were performed by microsurgical tubal reanastomosis using a temporary loose parallel 4-quadrant suture technique by a single surgeon. Subsequent pregnancy outcomes were evaluated.RESULTSThe overall pregnancy rate was 85.1, 82.6 being intrauterine and 2.5% ectopic. The pregnancy rate was significantly reduced in patients over 40 years old (53.9%) compared with patients aged 40 years or less (90.3%) (P < 0.05). Repair done at the interstitial-ampulla site yielded a significantly higher ectopic pregnancy rate (20.0%) compared with other anastomosis sites (0-3.2%) (P < 0.001).CONCLUSIONSThis study shows that our technique resulted in a high pregnancy rate comparable with the level of natural fertility. The study also reveals that ectopic pregnancy frequently occurs in tubal reanastomosis of the interstitial-ampulla site compared with other sites.
Hwa Sook Moon; Bo Sun Joo; Gun Sik Park; Sung Eun Moon; Sang Gap Kim; Ja Seong Koo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2350     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Moonhwa Hospital, 899-8 Bum-il Dong, Busan, 601-062, Korea.
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