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The 'tail' of a missing intrauterine contraceptive device

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Diana Mansour


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This case presents a cautionary tale demonstrating the importance of skilled ultrasonography for the correct location of an intrauterine device (IUD) lying within the uterine cavity where the threads are 'lost'. Accurate ultrasound examination can ensure the avoidance of unnecessary x-rays or surgery. The case also acts as a reminder that a missing thread of an IUD does not imply that the device is misplaced.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ismail H, Mansour D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care

Year: 2002

Volume: 28

Issue: 2

Pages: 96-97

ISSN (print): 1471-1893

ISSN (electronic): 2045-2098

Publisher: BMJ Group


DOI: 10.1783/147118902101196045


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