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A review of referred IUCD related problems in Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8312210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of 168 patients referred with IUCD related problems was done. The two most common indications for referrals were difficulty at removal (73.8%) and missing/lost IUCD thread 23.8%. In 22.5% (9) of cases referred as missing/lost IUCD, the threads were visible on inspection of the cervix during speculum examination 21.4% (36) of the referred patients had routine removal by simple traction, while the retrieval hook was successfully used in 75% of the cases, only 3 patients (1.7%) required removal under general anaesthesia. A proper speculum examination combined with uterine sounding and the use of the retrieval hook at the peripheral centres will greatly reduce the need for referring IUCD related cases to a tertiary centre.
S O Lawal; O F Giwa-Osagie; O K Ogedengbe; C Usifoh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-22     Completed Date:  1994-03-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Failure
Gynecology / instrumentation,  methods
Hospitals, Teaching
Intrauterine Devices, Copper / adverse effects*
Medical Audit
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation / statistics & numerical data*
Time Factors

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