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Tubal and peritubal surgery without magnification: an analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7377239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From June, 1973, through August, 1977, thirty consecutive tubal or peritubal operations, exclusive of sterilization reversal procedures, were performed by Dr. Spadoni at the University Hospital in Seattle, Washington, without any form of magnification. Fifty-seven percent of the patients became pregnant, with a term pregnancy rate of 53%. There was a 30% abortion rate, but no ectopic pregnancies. Of those patients with distal tubal disease who became pregnant, 89% had postoperative hydrotubation, whereas of those who did not become pregnant, only 22% had postoperative hydrotubation. Some of the possible etiologic factors in the development of tubal and peritubal disease are discussed.
L R Spadoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-12     Completed Date:  1980-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-97     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Fallopian Tube Diseases / complications,  surgery*
Fallopian Tubes / surgery*
Genital Diseases, Female / complications
Infertility, Female / etiology,  surgery*

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