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Keywords:

  • Essure;
  • hysteroscopy;
  • learning curve;
  • sterilisation

Abstract

The present report looks at the first 80 patients of Essure sterilisation performed by a surgeon with experience in operative hysteroscopy. The results show that the procedure is well tolerated under local anaesthesia with or without sedation, and that devices can be successfully placed in 90% of cases. Surgical time is reduced with increased experience, and successful placement increased by improving visibility within the endometrial cavity (cycle timing).