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Pelvis » Female Pelvis (Gynecology)
Tubal ligation with Essure implants
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Presentation A woman who underwent tubal ligation with Essure implants came for a follow-up ultrasound.
Caption: Coronal endovaginal scan
Description: This image shows the brightly reflective Essure implants that have been inserted bilaterally into the fallopian tubes.
Differential Diagnosis Tubal ligation with Essure implants
Final Diagnosis Tubal ligation with Essure implants
Discussion The essure procedure is essentially an outpatient procedure for sterilization. A soft, flexible micro-insert is placed into the fallopian tube via a scope that is introduced vaginally. The ultrasound appearance of the inserts placed in the tubes is as shown.
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