1.1 Fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire is safe enough for use, provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance.
1.2 The efficacy of the procedure in improving the chance of pregnancy is impossible to gauge from available research.
1.3 Clinicians wishing to undertake fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire should take the following actions:
Ensure that patients understand the uncertainty about the procedure's efficacy and provide them with clear written information. Use of the Institute's information for the public is recommended.
Audit and review clinical outcomes including pregnancy rates of all patients having fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire.