Essure sterilisation device
Recent sterilsation procedure performed
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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.
- Simpson WL, Beitia L. Imaging of the Essure tubal occlusion device. Radiol. 2012 Dec;67(12):e112-7. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.08.013. Epub 2012 Sep 14.