Hysteroscopical tubal ligation with Essure system: Initial experience from its use

Pados G, Kotronis K, Athanatos D, Tarlatzis B

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Correspondence: Kotronis Konstantinos, 18 Vasilikou St, GR-54636, Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: k_kotronis@yahoo.co.uk


Our aim was to present our initial experience with the use of Essure system for hysteroscopical tubal ligation on three patients, who are the first three cases in Greece. The method includes the insertion, through a Betocci hysteroscope, of two special metallic devices, one in each tube, leading to permanent occlusion of the tubes within three months via development of fibrosis of the tubal lumen.

Keywords: non-hormonal contraception, sterilization, hysteroscopy

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