Migrating Filshie clip: an unmentioned complication of female sterilisation

  title={Migrating Filshie clip: an unmentioned complication of female sterilisation},
  author={Emmanuel Kalu and Carolyn Croucher and Ramasamy Chandra},
  journal={Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care},
  pages={188 - 189}
Key MethodA 35-year-old woman para 3 was referred to the gynaecology clinic with a history of left iliac fossa pain deep dyspareunia and dysuria of 1 years duration. Her symptoms were gradual in onset but had got progressively worse in the months leading up to presentation. The pain was sharp and non-cyclical. It was worse during intercourse and radiated to her lower back. There was no previous history of dysmenorrhoea or pelvic inflammatory disease. The patient also described a sharp lower abdominal…
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