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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 179-180
Bioline Code: is04046
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2004, pp. 179-180

 en Migration of intrauterine contraceptive device into the appendix
Katara Avinash N, Chandiramani Vinod A, Pandya Shefali M, Nair Nita S

Abstract

Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) have been used as an effective, safe and economic method of contraception for many years. Since its introduction, many complications have been reported, viz. dysmenorrhoea, hypermenorrhoea, pelvic infection, pregnancy, septic abortion, uterine perforation and migration into adjacent organs. Migration of IUCDs into the peritoneum, omentum, appendix, colon, wall of the iliac vein and bladder have been reported. We report a case of a 22-year-old lady with an IUCD migration into the tip of the appendix 14 months after its insertion.

Keywords
Migration intrauterine contraceptive device, Appendix

 
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