Laparoscopic Irving tubal sterilization: A case report

Magdy P Milad*, L. Le

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BACKGROUND: Very little literature exists on the surgical management of failed tubal ligation. However, a review of the literature confirms that the failure rate of an Irving tubal sterilization is far lower than is associated with partial salpingectomy or unipolar coagulation. CASE: A laparoscopic Irving procedure was performed in a woman whose postpartum partial salpingectomy failed. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first report of an Irving sterilization performed by laparoscopy. Laparoscopic Irving tubal sterilization can be an effective alternative to fimbriectomy or salpingectomy for failed primary tubal sterilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 27 1998


  • Irving tubal ligation
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Sexual
  • Sterilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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