What equipment is need to perform postpartum tubal sterilization?

Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Author: Nan G O'Connell, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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A basic laparotomy tray includes hemostats; Kelly, Kocher and Allis clamps; Metzenbaum and Mayo scissors; a needle driver and small tissue forceps; and a scalpel. See the following image.

Instruments for postpartum sterilization by minila Instruments for postpartum sterilization by minilaparotomy.

Other equipment that are needed include the following:

  • Babcock clamps

  • Singley forceps

  • Plain gut suture or Filshie clips and applicator

  • Small laparotomy sponges

  • Small retractors (Army-Navy or S-shaped)

  • Delayed absorbable suture for the fascia and skin

  • Skin prep, sterile drapes, and appropriate personal protective equipment

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