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Surgical sterilization at the time of cesarean delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3226675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The cesarean section operation has been recognized for more than a century as an ideal time for the obstetrician to effect sterilization, usually with minimal morbidity, by way of one of the methods of tubal ligation. The physician must choose between simple, quick methods such as the Pomeroy or Parkland, with their slightly higher but acceptable failure rates, or the more elaborate and foolproof methods that involve burial of the tubal ends, such as the Irving or Uchida, which are technically more difficult and time consuming. The authors stress that whichever procedure is utilized, the surgeon must resist the desire to elaborate on proven techniques; otherwise, higher than published failure rates may result. It is important for the patient to understand the risks, both of immediate morbidity and remote failure, and to give her informed consent. Attentive presterilization counseling may identify the patient who will regret the loss of her fertility.
Authors:
J G Pastorek; C A White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-06     Completed Date:  1989-04-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cesarean Section*
Delivery, Obstetric
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Sterilization, Reproductive / methods*

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