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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Wynter, Shaun H.; DaCosta, Vernon E.; Frederick, Joseph; Wynter, Hugh H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Article Title
Laparoscopic retrieval of perforated intrauterine devices at University Hospital, Jamaica
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Journal Title
Journal of the American association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
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Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
9
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
376-79
Language
eng
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ISSN
1074-3804
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Abstract
Four intra-abdominal, copper, T-shaped intrauterine devices (IUDs) were retrieved laparoscopically after the rare complication of complete perforation of the uterine wall. After the IUDs were located by ultrasound and radiographs, laparoscopy was performed under general anesthesia. The devices were easily located and all procedures were uncomplicated. In two cases anterior wall perforations with adhesion formation around the device were seen in the region of the uterovesical fold. Two IUDs were found adjacent to bowel, one in pararectal fat. Three surgeries were performed as day cases; the fourth patient, a diabetic, was kept for observation for 1 day.....
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