Clinical results of terminal salpingostomy with the use of the CO2 laser: Report of the intraabdominal laser study group

J. F. Daniell, M. P. Diamond, D. S. McLaughlin, D. C. Martin, J. Feste, M. W. Surrey, S. Friedman, W. K. Vaughn

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Abstract

Forty-eight women underwent terminal salpingostomies with a standard operative procedure with the use of the CO2 laser and microsurgical techniques at five centers. Early second-look laparoscopy was performed in all patients 1 to 12 weeks after the laparotomy. The tubal patency rate at the second look was 92% for these 48 patients, with a minimum of 6 months' follow-up study in all patients. Of these patients, ten became pregnant (21%), one with an ectopic pregnancy (10%). All pregnancies occurred within 12 months of the second-look procedure. It is preliminarily concluded from this series that use of the CO2 laser for neosalpingostomy at laparotomy with early second-look laparoscopy provides a term pregnancy rate similar to that previously achieved by nonlaser microsurgical techniques and shortens the time period between the surgical procedure and when conception would be expected to occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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