ESSURE sterilization device

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Recent sterilization procedure undertaken. Follow up visit to gynecological clinic.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

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

Case Discussion

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

The ESSURE device is inserted into the fallopian tubes by a catheter via the transcervical route. It is composed of inner polyethylene terephthalate fibers 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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