Surgical removal of intra-abdominal intrauterine devices at one center in a 20-year period.

@article{Ertopcu2015SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical removal of intra-abdominal intrauterine devices at one center in a 20-year period.},
  author={Kenan Ertopcu and Cenk Nayki and Paşa Uluğ and Umit Arslan Nayki and Emre Gultekin and Aysegul Donmez and Yusuf Yildirim},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={
          10-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review 20 years of experience of the removal of intra-abdominal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and to compare the surgical methods used. METHODS In a retrospective study, charts dating from between September 1, 1992, and August 31, 2012, were reviewed. Patients were eligible for inclusion when they had an IUD surgically removed by minilaparotomy or laparoscopy at a tertiary referral center in Izmir, Turkey. RESULTS Among the 36 eligible women, 18 (50%) had undergone laparoscopy… CONTINUE READING
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