Fallopian Tube Occlusion, An Alternative to Tubal Ligation

Hugh McSwain, Mark F. Brodie

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Diagnosis of fallopian tube pathology has been performed with X-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and even nuclear medicine exams. However, fallopian tube interventions are almost exclusively the domain of fluoroscopy. Fallopian tube interventions can be divided into two categories: embolization and recanalization. The former has only recently been described using imaging guidance while the latter has been accepted as a safe and effective procedure since the early 1990s. This article will highlight the technique and results associated with fallopian tube embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • essure device
  • fluoroscopy
  • outpatient setting
  • tubal sterilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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