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.By: Dr. shirisha P.G


Anatomy of fallopian tubeampulla Isthmus Infundibulum Fimbria Interstitial portion

Fimbrial segment - faces the ovary Infundibular segment - funnel shaped segment behind the fimbria Ampullary segment - wide middle segment Isthmic segment - narrow muscular segment near the uterus Interstitial segment - passes through the uterine muscle into the uterine cavity2

The History of Female Sterilization1823 First proposed by James Brundell in London 1880 First published report of procedure by Lungren in Toledo, Ohio 1930 First publication of the Pomeroy Technique, Pomeroy, New York State Journal of Medicine 1936 Bosch performed the first laparoscopic tubal occlusion in Switzerland3

Female sterilization: Sterilization is the most widely used means of permanent contraception in the world. Female sterilization is the surgical procedure which is used to end a woman's ability to become pregnant Procedure involves : - ligation with or without resection - or blocking of both fallopian tubes So that the egg & sperm cannot meet4

Explanation of procedure, including anaesthesia Benefits Highly effective Reduction in risk of ovarian cancer (OR 0.3-0.9) and PID No change in sexual desire or pleasure Alternatives Other forms of contraception Vasectomy Potential risks Operative Failure Ectopic pregnancy5

Informed consent

Methods of Female SterilizationInterval Laparoscopic Falope Ring (most commonly used) Hulka Clip Filshie Tubal Ligation System Electrocoagulation (Mono and Bi -Polar) Post Partum/ Labor & Delivery

Pomeroy(most commonly used) Parkland Irving Uchida Filshie Tubal Ligation System

Hysteroscopy Essure Adiana (Not commonly used.)



Methods of Female Sterilization1ProcedureMinilaparotomy

Timing Post Partum Post Abortion

Technique Mechanical Devices (Clips, Rings) Tubal Ligation or Excision Electrocoagulation (Unipolar, Bipolar) Mechanical Devices (Clips, Rings)

IntervalLaparoscopy Interval Only


In conjunction with other surgery (Cesarean section, salpingectomy, ovarian cystectomy, etc.)

Mechanical Devices (Clips, Rings) Tubal Ligation or Excision


Female Sterilization In: Landry E, ed. Contraceptive Sterilization: Global Issues and Trends. New York: Engender Health; 2002: 139-160

Since 2002, hysteroscopic methods are available and can be performed interval-only (Essure and Adiana).7

Mini-laparotomy Advantages Postpartum Local anaesthesia Partial salpingectomy -lower failure rate - tissue to pathology Dis advantages: More post op pain Longer recovery Wound healing is delayed.8

methods: pomeory parkland irving uchida kroeners madlener

Pomeroy Technique Developed in 1930 by Ralph Hayword Pomeroy Operation done under GA or LA or I.v sedation Procedure: Abdominal draping & cleaning Sterile dressing Incision9

Identifying tubeFallopian tubes brought out through incision ,clamps placed 4cm lateral to the fundus and tube is pulled up so as to form loop Avoiding the blood vessel by observation base of the loop is doubly ligated with chromic catgut no.0,keeping 2cm of loop above the tie Stump ligature is held with an artery forceps

Cut the loop of about 1.5cm ,margins should not be very close to knots10


The stumps of tubal ends are cleaned with mop and inspected carefully to make sure that the tube is cut completely Same procedure should be followed at the opposite side Check hemostasis & close the abdomen layer by layer



final result

Failure rate 7.5/100011




Modified pomeroys technique By placing silk suture of moderate thickness near and medial to stump ligature following pomeroys technique This causes necrosis of intervening portion of tube to lessen the chance of failure By placing more than one knot around the loop



Methods of Female SterilizationIrving Technique

Method published in 1924 Was developed for sterilization at C/S Bury the proximal tubal stump within the myometrium Original description distal tube buried in the broad ligament Benefits Used in conjunction with cesarean delivery Complications Moderate level of difficulty to perform Pomeroy and Parkland are quicker1 Up to Date Sept 2010, Stovall T. et al. Surgical Sterilization of Women1. Sterilization. The University of Kentucky Department of OB-GYN Womens Health Curriculum.

Failure rate: 1/10001


Methods of Female SterilizationUchida TechniqueIntroduced by Hajime Uchida in the 1940s Most complex method Inject saline into the subserosal layer 2 cm distal to the cornua Incise serosa to free a 2 to 3 cm segment Ligate proximal and distal end of freed tube Proximal tube dunked, distal is exteriorized and serosa is then closed Benefits Can be performed immediately postpartum Complications Moderate level of difficulty to perform Pomeroy and Parkland are quicker

Failure rate: more than 20,000 cases performed by Uchida personally without a failure 1

1 Sklar AJ. Tubal Sterilization. eMedicine. November 15 2002. Available at http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3313.htm15

Methods of Female SterilizationParkland Technique

Introduced in the 1900s Isthmic portion of tube is segmented and ligated at two points An avascular area in the mesosalpinx is opened 0 or 2-0 plain catgut passed through the opening Proximal and distal ligated and segment excisedFailure rate not reported1


Methods of Female SterilizationParkland Technique (continued)

Benefits Designed to reduces natural tube reattachment Good success rates Few complications Inexpensive to perform (if no pathology) Complications Ectopic pregnancies, infection, bleeding Time required to perform procedure properly17

Failure rate not reported1

Fimbriectomy : Fimbrial end of tube is doubly ligated with silk sutures and then removed. Can be used in vaginal sterilizations Reversal is extremely poor High failure rate ( 2-3%) So, this technique is abonded madleners technique: a loop of tube in the middle third position is crushed at the base and ligated with silk Procedure is simple But high failure rate so practically abonded18

Laproscopic procedures Falope Ring (most commonly used) Hulka Clip Filshie Tubal Ligation System Electrocoagulation (Mono and Bi -Polar)



Falope Ring (Yoon band) Introduced by yoon in 1974 In India silastic band technique is more popular Under GA or LA Made up of silicon rubber with 5% barium sulphate Outer diameter 3.6mm Inner diameter-1mm Thickness-2.2 mm20

Silastic ring applicators



Falope Ring application Mostly done by double puncture laparoscopy After identification of tube, the tube is grasped about 3 cm from uterus And than the tube is brought up into the applicator The rings are pushed over the knuckle of the tube At last the applicator is released.22


Methods of Female Sterilization

Falope Ring/Yoon Band23

Methods of Female SterilizationHulka ClipLaparoscopic Tubal occlusion is accomplished by placing a spring clip (plastic and gold plate) across the fallopian tube Hulka clip has limited tubal capacity Not magnetically inert Potential patient allergy due to gold plate

Failure rates 36.5/1000 (3.7%) (Ectopic 8.5/1000)1


Pregnancy After Tubal Sterilization with Bi-Polar Electrocoagulation. Obstetrics and GYN. August 1999 Volume 94. Herbert B Petterson et al for the CREST Working Group 24

Methods of Female Sterilization

Hulka Clip25

Methods of Female Sterilization

Hulka Clip26

Methods of Female SterilizationFilshie Tubal Ligation System Laparoscopic and Minilapararotomy


FDA approved in 1996 (post CREST study) Tubal occlusion accomplished by placing a titanium hinge clip lined with silicone rubber across the fallopian tube Large tubal capacity Magnetically inert (okay for MRI) Minimal post operative pain Designed for use interval and post partum (post vaginal birth and at the time of Csection) Clip migration rare but possibleFailure rate of 2.7/1,000 (.27%)1,2

1 A Penfield, MD. The Filshie Clip for Female Sterilization: A Review of World Experience. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 2000 2 Failure Rates from Family Health International, used in the initial FDA PMA Submission for the Filshie Clip 27

Methods of Female Sterilization

Filshie Clip Laparoscopy28

Methods of Female Sterilization

Filshie Clip Laparoscopy29

Methods of Female SterilizationMonopolar CoagulationLaparoscopic Proposed in 1937 by Anderson Complications Bowel Burn Bleeding Longer portion of tube is damaged Failures and ectopic pregnancy Transection is frequent

Failure Rate: 7.5/1000 (.07-.75%)1


Peterson LS Contraceptive use in the United States: 1982 -90. Advance Data: From Vital Health Statistics February 1995; 260 1-8 30

Methods of Female SterilizationBipolar CoagulationLaparoscopic Introduced in 1973 by Jacques Rioux Benefits Most common method of laparoscopic sterilization Burn several locations along the tube Complications Formation of uteroperitoneal fistulas High rate of ectopic pregnancy Potential for bowel burns Reversals are potentially more difficult due to the extent of tube damage1 Peterson HB, et al. The risk of pregnancy after tubal sterilization: Findings from the U.S. Collaborative Review of Sterilization. Am J obstet. Gynecol. 1996; 174 (4):1161-1170 31

Failure Rate: 24.8/10001 (.2-2.5%)

Minilaparotomy I


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