Essure sterilisation device

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Recent sterilsation procedure performed

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Essure device (Conceptus Inc) is a permanent birth-control device. The micro-inserts are composed of metallic elements that can be seen on plain film, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. This device is inserted into the fallopian tubes by a catheter via the transcervical route. It contains inner polyethylene terephthalate fibres to induce a benign fibrotic reaction and is held in place by flexible stainless steel inner coil and a dynamic outer nickel titanium alloy coil. 

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Case information

rID: 20870
Published: 18th Dec 2012
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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