What is included in preoperative preparation for postpartum tubal sterilization?

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Nan G O'Connell, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The patient is placed supine on the operating table. The bladder should be drained before the procedure to ensure that the fundus is not displaced too far above the umbilicus by a distended bladder.

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