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