Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 91-94
Post-Ablation Tubal Sterilization Syndrome: A Systematic Literature Review
Eduardo Loyola Villas Bôas, Postgraduate Program in Gynecological Videoendoscopy - UNIFESO, Teresópolis (RJ), Brazil
Maria Isabel Do Nascimento, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Federal Fluminense University, Niterói (RJ), Brazil
Claudio Moura De Andrade Junior, Postgraduate Program in Gynecological Videoendoscopy - UNIFESO, Teresópolis (RJ), Brazil
Marco Aurélio Pinho De Oliveira, Postgraduate Program in Gynecological Videoendoscopy - UNIFESO, Teresópolis (RJ), Brazil
Received: Oct. 14, 2014;       Accepted: Nov. 1, 2014;       Published: Nov. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140206.13      View  2751      Downloads  365
Abstract
The objective of the study was to summarize the findings regarding Post-ablation Tubal Sterilization Syndrome (PATSS) and to verify whether there are other conditions besides tubal ligation that may delineate a patient profile with higher propensity to developing PATSS. Methods: During the second semester of 2013, two databases (LILACS – Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, and MEDLINE®, the U.S. National Library of Medicine® main bibliographic database) were consulted in order to identify studies regarding PATSS, considering also ‘cornual hematometra’ as an alternative search term. Studies developed using original data on pain attributed to PATSS were considered for inclusion in the present review. Publications with certain formats such as letters and commentaries were excluded. Results: ten studies were selected, most of which developed in the United States (8/10). Brazil and China were home to one study each. Study designs were case report (4/10), case series (3/10), retrospective cohort (2/10), and cross-sectional (1/10). The factor reported in all studies was tubal ligation. Uterine leiomyoma, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and endosalpingiosis were also considered as facilitating factors. Conclusion: scientific evidence for PATSS is scarce and not very consistent, suggesting that more comparative studies may be necessary to clarify the causality of this syndrome.
Keywords
Treatment Outcome, Sterilization, Tubal, Endometrial Ablation Techniques, Risk Factors
To cite this article
Eduardo Loyola Villas Bôas, Maria Isabel Do Nascimento, Claudio Moura De Andrade Junior, Marco Aurélio Pinho De Oliveira, Post-Ablation Tubal Sterilization Syndrome: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 91-94. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140206.13
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