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Transverse limb reduction and intrauterine device: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17763269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies with an intrauterine device (IUD) in situ are associated with increased maternal and foetal morbidity and mortality. No proven teratogenetic effects have been attributed to IUDs. CASE: A 29-year-old-woman conceived with an IUD in place. The device was removed at 7 weeks' gestation. Her level 2 sonogram at 25 weeks' gestation revealed transverse limb reduction of the foetal right forearm. She gave birth at term to a female infant with reduction of the right forearm. The rest of the physical examination, imaging and laboratory tests, including serology and karyotype were normal. CONCLUSION: We present a rare case of transverse limb reduction defect associated with the presence of an IUD at the time of conception. The device had been removed in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Data from the literature are reviewed.
Alina Weissmann-Brenner; Asaf Lerner; Dan Peleg
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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:  12     ISSN:  1362-5187     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-31     Completed Date:  2008-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712127     Medline TA:  Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Campus Beilinson, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Forearm / abnormalities*
Infant, Newborn
Intrauterine Devices, Copper / adverse effects*
Pregnancy Complications / etiology*
Upper Extremity Deformities, Congenital / etiology*

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