Ectopic pregnancy after bilateral tubal ligation

Karkanaki A, Diamantopoulou A, Kontomanolis E, Tsonoglou D

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Giannitsa general hospital, Giannitsa, Greece

Correspondence: Karkanaki A, 30 Ioanninon St, GR-54639, Thessaloniki, Greece. Ε-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Sterilization is the most safe and common method of contraception. Failure rate is referred to 0.13-1.5%, and in this case, the risk of ectopic pregnancy is high. We describe a case of a ruptured tubal pregnancy, following ten months after bilateral tubal ligation. The patient was treated with urgent laparotomy and removal of right salpinx with the fetus.

Key words: ectopic pregnancy; sterilization; tubal ligation