Case Report: a Case of Migrated Intrauterine Copper Device into the Rectum Successfully Managed as a Multidisciplinary Approach after 2 Years of Insertion
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 38 doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0038
Received: 15 Jul., 2015 Accepted: 16 Aug., 2015 Published: 27 Sep., 2015
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Li K.E., Matsuzono T., Lee M.H.M., 2015, Case Report: a Case of Migrated Intrauterine Copper Device into the Rectum Successfully Managed as a Multidisciplinary Approach after 2 Years of Insertion, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 5(38) 1-3 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0038)
Objective: We present a case of migrated IUCD into the rectum 2 years after its insertion.
Case: A 34 years old lady suffers from a migrated intrauterine copper device (MLZ380) into the rectum despite being asymptomatic for 2 years. Diagnosis was made by a combination of x rays, ultrasound and laparoscopy. Successful removal was performed by a multidisciplinary effort through diagnostic laparoscopy, colonoscopy and anterior resection of bowel in the same settings.
Conclusion: Our case demonstrated a migrated IUCD can have its large proportion migrated into the rectal cavity while despite rectal perforation, it can remain relatively asymptomatic for over 2 years. Removal of such migration often require detail investigations and multi-disciplinary involvement to ensure safe removal and in a single operative occurrence.
Contraception; Intrauterine device
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