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Table 1 Reported cases of PATSS confirmed by histopathology

From: Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome following NovaSure endometrial ablation: two case reports

Reference Authors No. of cases Endometrial ablation procedure Management/treatment
[1] Townsend et al. 6 Rollerball ablation 2—Unilateral salpingectomy
1—Tubal cautery destruction
3—Bilateral salpingectomy
[2] Martin and Inglis 1 Rollerball ablation Laparoscopic monopolar diathermy of tubal stump
[3] Bae et al. 6 Rollerball ablation 1—TAH/RSO
2—Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy
[4] Webb et al. 1 Rollerball ablation TVH/BSO
[5] McCausland and McCausland 3 Rollerball ablation 2—Laparoscopic unilateral proximal salpingectomy and subsequent hysterectomy
[6] Huang et al. 1 Rollerball ablation Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy
[7] Unger and Meeks 2 Rollerball ablation 1—Hysterectomy
1—Laparoscopic resection of tubal remnant
[8] Turnbull et al. 2 Rollerball ablation 2—Hysterectomy
[12] Chukwujama et al. 1 Microwave ablation Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy
[13] Leung and Yuen 1 Thermal balloon Patient declined surgery
[11] Tam et al. 2 Radiofrequency electricity 1—Exploratory laparotomy with bilateral salpingectomy
1—Laparoscopic bilateral salpingectomy
  1. LAVH Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, TAH total abdominal hysterectomy, RSO right salpingo-oophorectomy, BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, TVH total vaginal hysterectomy