Named after Dr. Ralph Pomeroy, Pomeroy technique is a process of tubal ligation i.e. removal of a portion of the fallopian tube. It is a sterilization procedure for women devised by Dr. Ralph Pomeroy at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century. This procedure is still popular as it is an effective yet simple method to block the fallopian tubes.
The Pomeroy Technique
The technique adopts a simple yet effective procedure for tubal legation.
Variations of the technique include the following. These variations determine the length of the tubal segment that can be repaired from the remaining tube.
There are many advantages of the modified Pomeroy technique. In rare cases, the severed ends drift back together and heal, or the suture does not dissolve and the fallopian tube becomes connected again.
The Pomeroy procedure is:
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