ESSURE sterilisation device

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Recent sterilisation procedure undertaken. Follow up visit to gynaecological clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 36
Gender: Female
X-ray

The linear metallic densities in the pelvis are ESSURE sterilisation devices in the fallopian tubes.

Case Discussion

ESSURE is one of the less commonly undertaken forms of sterilisation.

The ESSURE device is inserted into the fallopian tubes by a catheter via the transcervical route. It is composed of 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: 33229
Case created: 4th Jan 2015
Last edited: 30th Jan 2016
System: Gynaecology
Tag: rdgh
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