A new stirrable catheter for gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT)

E. Confino, J. Friberg, N. Gleicher

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Cannulation of the fimbriated end of the fallopian tube during gamate intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT) may be at times extremely difficult and even require minilaparotomy. An ideal laparoscopic GIFT catheter should be flexible and stirrable, have a small diameter, and yet be sturdy enough to enable its manipulation. Such a catheter was developed in collaboration with Cook Ob/Gyne, a Division of Cook Inc., Indiana, with primary emphasis on easy laparoscopic manipulation. Its use in eight attempts of GIFT resulted in three pregnancies (37%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1149
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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