Surgical removal of an intrauterine device perforating the sigmoid colon: a case report.


BACKGROUND Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are among the most common contraceptive methods in the world, but have been associated with extrauterine dislocation and bowel perforation. We report a case of an IUD perforation of the sigmoid colon. CASE REPORT A 35-year-old woman with complaints of abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea underwent exploratory… (More)


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