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Lost intrauterine contraceptive device inserted 42 years before: a case report.
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PMID:  21485737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The management of a lost abdominal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is discussed together with a review of the relevant literature.
THE CASE: The IUD is one of the most commonly used, effective, cheap and safe methods of contraception in Turkey. However, IUD insertion may result in uterine perforation which may lead to a variety of abdominal complications or can remain asymptomatic in the abdomen for a long time without causing any complications. An asymptomatic case of a woman with an IUD inserted 42 years before is presented. To the best of our knowledge this is the longest time an IUD (found by X-ray) has been localized in the abdomen.
CONCLUSION: We suggest that in asymptomatic patients with an IUD localized in the abdomen, the risks of both operating and not operating should be discussed thoroughly and in such cases, follow-up without surgery may be considered as an alternative approach.
S D Sezer; A R Odabaşi; M Küçük; H Yüksel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-13     Completed Date:  2011-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adnan Menderes University, Aydm, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Cavity / radiography
Intrauterine Device Migration*
Intrauterine Devices*
Middle Aged

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