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The long lost IUD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18309864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While evaluating a 65 year old white female as an outpatient for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, an intrauterine device (IUD) was found in her right lower quadrant on a scout film of the abdomen. She was status post total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). A review of the literature was very sparse on how to manage this issue. Of the 24 articles noted on an EBSCO literature search, only 5 were remotely relevant to this patient, and 4 had no English translation. None of the articles dealt with what to do with an IUD found more than 35 years after insertion. Up to Date did not have any reference to a "lost IUD", only information on the IUD and contraception.
Michael A Fortunato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-03     Completed Date:  2008-05-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Family Medicine Residency Program, Wheeling Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  radiography
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  radiography
Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*

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