Postpartum sterilization with the Filshie titanium silicone rubber clip
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The provisional report on 101 postpartum patients indicates that Filshie clip application of the fallopian tubes is a satisfactory method for postpartum sterilization. Particular advantages are speed and the minimal damage of tissue, with possibly the best present potential for reversal. When compared with the Vienna method of tube sterilization, however, the extra cost militates against its general application. In selective cases, such as patients with two children who request sterilization, it appears to be the best method available today.
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