How is a postpartum tubal sterilization surgery closed?

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Nan G O'Connell, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Once the fallopian tubes on both sides have been successfully occluded, all laparotomy sponges are removed, and all instruments must be accounted for. The fascia is closed with a delayed-absorbable suture, and the skin is closed, usually in a subcuticular fashion. [11, 12]


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