Surgical and obstetrical complications of intrauterine devices in a specialty hospital.


A 3 year study (January 1964-October 1967) of 3250 intrauterine insertions and complications at Columbia Hospital was made. 422 devices were removed due to abnormal bleeding (7 requiring hospital admission). 1 Birnberg Bow user required hysterectomy to control bleeding. 36 removals were due to inflammatory disease; 22 removals were cramping; 2 involved… (More)