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Intrauterine contraceptive device in an appendix – a case report

Ewa Kuś, Arkadiusz Świerczewski, Jacek Pasiński, Dorota Estemberg, Maria Brzozowska, Urszula Kowalska-Koprek, Marlena Berner-Trąbska, Agata Karowicz-Bilińska
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(2).

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Abstract

The application of an intrauterine contraceptive device can perforate the uterus and migrate to adjacent organs such as the bladder or small bowel. The main symptoms are painful insertion of the intrauterine contraceptive device and missing IUD strings. The diagnosis of perforation and transuterine migration of the IUD is made on the basis of an ultrasound examination and an abdominal X-ray. The proper management is such case is immediate removal of the IUD. The aim of this paper was to present a case of a 34-year-old woman with a copper IUD found during a caesarean section.

Abstract

The application of an intrauterine contraceptive device can perforate the uterus and migrate to adjacent organs such as the bladder or small bowel. The main symptoms are painful insertion of the intrauterine contraceptive device and missing IUD strings. The diagnosis of perforation and transuterine migration of the IUD is made on the basis of an ultrasound examination and an abdominal X-ray. The proper management is such case is immediate removal of the IUD. The aim of this paper was to present a case of a 34-year-old woman with a copper IUD found during a caesarean section.
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Keywords

intrauterine contraceptive device, intestine perforation, appendix

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Title

Intrauterine contraceptive device in an appendix – a case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 83, No 2 (2012)

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Ginekol Pol 2012;83(2).

Keywords

intrauterine contraceptive device
intestine perforation
appendix

Authors

Ewa Kuś
Arkadiusz Świerczewski
Jacek Pasiński
Dorota Estemberg
Maria Brzozowska
Urszula Kowalska-Koprek
Marlena Berner-Trąbska
Agata Karowicz-Bilińska

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