Prognostic Factors of Distal Tubal Occlusion

  • J. Donnez
  • M. Nisolle


This chapter defines the prognostic factors associated with successful tubal surgery. New perspectives have emerged in the management of distal tubal occlusion from the tremendous advances gained in the field of assisted reproduction technology and in operative endo-scopy techniques. With regard to surgery, it has been demonstrated on numerous occasions that classical mi-crosurgery1–3 and laparoscopic surgery4–9 show comparable results in terms of pregnancy rates. No doubt the crucial issue in the surgical management of distal tubal occlusion is the proper selection of the patient according to a set of strict criteria, which have a prognostic value on the chances of postoperative conception.


Pregnancy Rate Fallopian Tube Ectopic Pregnancy Ongoing Pregnancy Rate Tubal Pregnancy 
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