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Chronic cervical perforation by an intrauterine device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20603091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intrauterine device (IUD) is a widely used, highly effective method of birth control. Uterine perforation is a rare yet serious complication and is usually seen during insertion of the IUD. A regular examination is necessary for follow-up. We present a patient with an IUD that had perforated the cervix. The diagnosis was made during routine gynecological examination, and the patient was treated in a timely manner before any complications such as ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, infection or irreversible harm to the cervix arose. This case stresses the importance of regular visits to maintain health and diagnose possible adverse effects of intrauterine contraceptive methods.
Semra Oruç Koltan; Asli Göker Tamay; Yasemin Yildirim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1728-7731     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  2010-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri / injuries*
Chronic Disease
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
Uterine Perforation / etiology*

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