We conducted a restrospective chart review of 22 laparoscopic tubal anastomoses performed between May 1987 and May 1991. The procedures were modeled after the two-stitch technique of Swolin. Overall fertility rates were disappointing in this small series, although the first live birth has occurred. The two-stitch method and available laparoscopic suture needles and needle holders limited the surgical results. Modifications of technique and instrumentation should improve fertility outcome.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology