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Symptomatic cecal perforation by an intrauterine device with appendectomy removal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15863595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The intrauterine device is the most used contraceptive in the world, but it is not without risk of perforation of intra-abdominal organs. We report a perforation of the cecum and removal via appendectomy. CASE: A 23-year-old woman developed chronic abdominal pain after insertion of an intrauterine device 8 weeks postpartum. At laparoscopy, the device was found in the cecum and removed via appendectomy. CONCLUSION: Perforation is more common in the immediate postpartum state. An alternate method of removal via appendectomy proved useful.
Ashley Stuckey; Paul Dutreil; Eugenio Aspuru; Thomas E Nolan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-02     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1239-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Appendectomy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis,  surgery*
Intestinal Perforation / diagnosis,  surgery*
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
Laparotomy / methods
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome

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