Management of translocated and incarcerated intrauterine contraceptive devices.

  title={Management of translocated and incarcerated intrauterine contraceptive devices.},
  author={Suneeta Mittal and I. Sen Gupta and P Lata and U Mahajan and Anirban Sen Gupta},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={26 3},
Thirty-seven consecutive patients who reported with absent or snapped strings and failed attempts at removal of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD) by hooks or curette were posted for hysteroscopy/laparotomy following a plain X-ray of the pelvis to exclude unrecognized spontaneous expulsion. Direct visualization of the endometrial cavity was invaluable in locating and removing IUCDs, particularly the embedded and fragmented ones. Translocated medicated devices were associated with dense… CONTINUE READING

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