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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Mar;182(3):485-9.

The Filshie clip for female sterilization: a review of world experience.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Science Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA.


Laparoscopic tubal electrocoagulation continues to be widely practiced; however, mechanical devices such as the Yoon band, the Hulka clip, and, most recently, the Filshie clip are becoming more popular because of the avoidance of accidental electrical burns, the diminished likelihood of subsequent ectopic pregnancy, and, in the case of the clips, the minimal degree of tubal destruction, thus allowing for maximum reversibility. This survey of worldwide reports from 1981 to the present reveals a high level of acceptance of the Filshie clip because of its effective design and ease of application.

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