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Ultrasound-guided intrauterine removal of intrauterine contraceptive devices in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3054659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The risk to the embryo and to the mother when pregnancy results with an intrauterine device (IUD) in the uterus is well documented. Current advice in such cases is to remove the IUD if the string is visible; proper management when the string is not accessible is controversial. In four such cases, we were able to remove the IUDs from inside the uterine cavity using a small alligator forceps guided by high-resolution ultrasound. All four pregnancies progressed successfully to term. Based on the literature and our own experience, we recommend removal of IUDs or therapeutic abortion when pregnancy occurs with an IUD in situ.
Authors:
P G Stubblefield; A F Fuller; S C Foster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-22     Completed Date:  1988-12-22     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Intrauterine Devices*
Pregnancy*
Ultrasonography*

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