Bipolar hysteroscopic procedures and placement of Essure microinserts for tubal sterilization: A case control study

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Objective: To assess the effectiveness and complication rate with Essure microinsert placements for tubal sterilization and the concomitant bipolar intrauterine surgical procedure. Design: Case control study. Setting: Department of gynecology and obstetrics of a general hospital in France. Patient(s): 382 women, including 41 undergoing one or several concomitant uterine procedures with Essure placement, and 341 undergoing Essure placement only (controls). Intervention(s): Essure placement with or without bipolar hysteroscopic procedure for polyp, myoma, or endometrial ablation. Main Outcome Measure(s): Success rate for microinsert placement and complications at 3 months. Result(s): Forty-one patients had Essure microinserts placed in combination with a bipolar hysteroscopic procedure: endometrial resection (n = 32), fibroma resection (n = 4), or polyp ablation (n = 5). They were compared with 341 patients who underwent Essure placement only. The success rate for Essure placement was 97.6% in the combination group versus 97.6% in the control group. The complication rate was 4.9% (n = 2) in the combination group versus 2.6% (n = 9) in the control group. The difference in the success and complication rates was not statistically significant. Conclusion(s): Performing intrauterine bipolar resection during hysteroscopy for sterilization is possible without reducing the Essure placement success rate and without increasing morbidity. © 2011 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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Panel, P., Grosdemouge, I., Houllier, M., Renouvel, F., Friederich, L., & Le Tohic, A. (2011). Bipolar hysteroscopic procedures and placement of Essure microinserts for tubal sterilization: A case control study. Fertility and Sterility, 95(7), 2422–2425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.049

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