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Colonoscopic retrieval of a lost intrauterine contraceptive device: a case report and review of articles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16448954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of translocated intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) lying partly in the bowel wall at the rectosigmoid junction and its removal by colonoscope is described. This case highlights the possibility of safe retrieval of an IUCD by colonoscopy when it is partly embedded in the bowel wall. Routine sigmoidoscopy alongside other investigations is recommended for translocated IUCDs. Its use can select those patients for whom rectal recovery of the IUCD is feasible, thus avoiding unnecessary surgical intervention.
A Assarian; M A K Raja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1362-5187     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-01     Completed Date:  2006-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, St Helier Hospital, Surrey, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Device Removal
Foreign-Body Migration / radiography,  therapy*
Intestine, Large / radiography
Intrauterine Devices, Copper*

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