Reversibility after female sterilization

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1986 Aug;93(8):839-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1986.tb07992.x.


The factors influencing the result of reversal of tubal sterilization were investigated in a series of 78 patients who requested this operation during a 5-year period between 1977 and 1982. In the Falope-ring group isthmo-isthmic anastomosis resulted in a 92% pregnancy rate. On the other hand, no pregnancy occurred when the final tubal length after anastomosis was less than 4 cm. Ectopic pregnancy occurred in 5% of the patients.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Fallopian Tubes / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Ectopic
  • Sterilization Reversal*
  • Sterilization, Tubal*
  • Time Factors