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Gastrointestinal complications of modern intrauterine devices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7352087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of gastrointestinal tract injury associated with extrauterine intrauterine devices (IUDs) are reported and compared with the 6 previously reported cases. Puerperal insertion was a factor in 6 cases, but 5 of these patients developed gastrointestinal symptoms only after a subsequent labor and delivery. Significant morbidity was present in most patients, and the diagnosis was often delayed and difficult to establish. Laparotomy was required in 7 cases. An extrauterine device should be removed promptly to minimize the risk of developing serious gastrointestinal complications.
T C Key; A K Kreutner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-24     Completed Date:  1980-03-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
Uterine Perforation / etiology

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