Puerperal-nonpuerperal laparoscopic sterilization
Increasing numbers of patients request surgical sterilization as a permanent means of contraception. Laparoscopic techniques have been demonstrated as equally effective for puerperal and nonpuerperal, operations. Major advantages of laparoscopie sterilization are the shortened hospital stay and thus, lowered costs, and from the hospitals point of view, more efficient utilization of beds. The operative procedures developed at Cook County Hospital have been succesfully applied in the private practice of one of us (K.H.), the senior laparoscopists at Cook County Hospital. With continuous experience, these procedures have resulted in fewer minor complications and significant decreases in the lenght of minor complications and significant decreases in the lenght of minor complications and significant decreases in the lenght of operative time, according to comparisons with the same observations in another institution.
Louis KEITH, Keim HOUSER, Sidney COHEN, Augusta WEBSTER, Abraham F. LASH