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Fallopian Tube Occlusion

  • Elizabeth Ann Ignacio
  • Nadia J. Khati
  • John C. Lipman
  • Prasanna Vasudevan
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Abstract

Presently, there are a multitude of options available to women to control their fertility, depending on changing needs over a lifetime, as well as their health and specific medical conditions. Temporary choices include barrier methods, e.g., the female and male condoms, oral contraceptives, and intrauterine devices. Permanent solutions include sterilization surgery for men or women and, more recently, noninvasive fallopian tube occlusion for women. The efficacy, risks, side effect profile, and cost for each form of contraception are important considerations for each woman. There are many choices for women to consider for contraception. In the United States alone, greater than 11 million women have chosen tubal sterilization as their contraceptive method of choice, with greater than 300,000 women choosing transcervical fallopian tube occlusion [7]. While LTL is the gold standard, more patients will continue to opt for noninvasive techniques such as transcervical fallopian tube occlusion as a simple, safe, and effective solution.

Keywords

Fallopian Tube Fluoroscopic Guidance Uterine Cavity Delivery Catheter Uterine Perforation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Ann Ignacio
    • 1
  • Nadia J. Khati
    • 2
  • John C. Lipman
    • 3
  • Prasanna Vasudevan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional RadiologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Division of Body ImagingThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Interventional RadiologyAtlanta Interventional Institute, Emory Adventist HospitalAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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