Available online Jul 19, 2018.
[ Report ] Volume 24, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 273-276
Perforation of the uterus following transmigration of Intra-uterine devise (IUD) is an uncommon finding of
insertion of IUD.There is associated increased risk of accidental pregnancy,morbidity and mortality.
To report a rare clinical condition in which there was uterine perforation following migration of IUD and to
increase awareness of this condition in our environment.
+0 A 37 year old para 6 woman (all alive) who presented with a ten day history of lower abdominal pains following
Examination revealed tenderness in the suprapubic region and non-visualization of IUD thread per vaginam.Pelvic
USS showed an empty uterine cavity while an abdominopelvic x-ray following tracer IUD insertion showed the
IUD to be outside the uterine cavity. She had an exploratory laparotomy for retrieval of transmigrated IUD and
repair of perforated uterus.
Transmigrated IUD with uterine perforation is a distressing uncommon clinical condition, and it is reported with
the hope of increasing the awareness and possibly prevent this avoidable uncommon complication.
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Volume 24 | Issue 3
Page Nos. 273-276
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