First-trimester suction curettage abortion performed at the time of laparoscopic sterilization does not increase the morbidity or failure rate of either procedure. No studies have been done to determine the safety of laparoscopic sterilization in association with midtrimester pregnancy termination by dilatation and evacuation. Between Jan 1, 1987, and Feb 1, 1988, we performed 21 laparoscopic sterilizations at the time of second-trimester terminations of pregnancy. There were no failed procedures or post-operative complications. With proper instrumentation and surgical skill, laparosocopic sterilization can be performed in this group of patients.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology