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Retained fetal bones masquerading as an intrauterine device with missing threads.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20210525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present the case of a 26-year-old woman with retained fetal bones, discovered eight years after an induced mid-trimester abortion in a West African country. The patient had requested her general practitioner to change the intrauterine device (IUD) which she assumed had been inserted immediately post-abortion. No threads were seen on vaginal examination. A pelvic ultrasound examination showed features that were misinterpreted for an IUD in the cervical canal. At evacuation of the uterine cavity retained fetal bone fragments were recovered.
Authors:
Tonye T Wokoma; Vivian L Adum; Babatunde A Gbolade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1473-0782     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine, St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK.
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