Recovery of the intrauterine contraceptive device from the sigmoid colon. Three case reports.


3 cases of copper IUDs recovered during laparotomy from the sigmoid colon are presented. One woman was a 24-year old mother of 5 who had had 2 cesarean sections since the disappearance of her Cu-7 IUD in 1980. She had right upper quadrant abdominal pain for 1 year with gall bladder stones. The IUD was found lying 80% in the gut lumen. After colotomy she… (More)