Previous tubal ligation
Incision made on the skin
Peritoneal cavity entered
Previous tubal ligation site excised
Tubal patency is restored by re-connecting the cut ends of the tubes under microscope
Abdominal wound closed
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Increase risk of ectopic pregnancy in the future
The previous ligated tubes reconnected
Can try to get pregnancy spontaneously success rate is around 60-85%. This depends on the length of tubes that remain after the previous tubal ligation and other factors affecting the fertility of an individual such as age and semen quality of the partner. Sometimes it may not be possible to reconnect the tubes if too much of the tubes have been destroyed or removed or if the most distal portion of the tube (fimbria) has been removed.
General anaesthetic complications
Bleeding, may need blood transfusion
Injury to neighbouring organs especially the bladder, ureters and bowels
Wound complications including infection and hernia
In-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (i.e. Test tube baby)
The information contained is very general. The list of complications is not exhaustive and other unforeseen complications may occasionally occur. In special patient groups, the actual risk may be different. For further information, please contact your doctor.