Corpus ID: 12466613

The “ Broken ” IUD : Its Detection and Clinical Management

  title={The “ Broken ” IUD : Its Detection and Clinical Management},
  author={C. Fernandez and M. Cabiya and E. Levine and K. Granberry and S. Locher},
Background: The Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD) can potentially be fractured upon its removal. The authors have collected a case series to illustrate this occurrence. Material and Methods: Cases of possible IUD breakage that were discovered by clinicians within our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which were collected to describe the related diagnosis and management issues dealt with, over the course of three years (2012-2014). Conclusion: Though the safe and effective use of… Expand

Tables from this paper

Current Opinion in Gynecology and Obstetrics Size Matters : Contemporary use of the IUD
Long-acting reversible contraceptive choices are becoming more popular among young women, and providers may need to keep in mind those methods that are likely to be most successful. The dimensions ofExpand


Expulsion of part of a spontaneously broken IUCD
  • P. Sinha, A. Pradhan, Y. Diab
  • Medicine
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • 2004
The IUCD is considered one of the best methods of contraception in modern times. It has high rates of efficacy and acceptability is easily reversible and only periodic check-ups are necessary.Expand
Controversies in family planning: how to manage a fractured IUD.
This article synthesizes various Paraguard intrauterine device (IUD) user experiences concerning individual cases of uterine fragmentation of IUDs and their management strategies. The authors provideExpand
Intrauterine fragmentation of Gyne T380®: an uncommon complication
A case of intrauterine fragmentation of a Gyne T380® intrauterne device (IUD) is described that was detected during removal of the device and subsequently the woman reported spontaneous expulsion of thedevice. Expand
Evaluation of 24 patients with IUD-related problems: hysteroscopic findings.
The clinical and diagnostic findings in 24 patients with IUD-related abnormal uterine bleeding or missing IUDs have been evaluated with special reference to hysteroscopy and the hysteroscopic procedure appeared to be invaluable and in the authors' opinion should be the method of choice. Expand
Fractured Intrauterine Device Copper Sheath With an Intact Polyethylene Core
A 40-year-old woman with irregular vaginal spotting and cramping was referred for pelvic sonography, which showed an IUD in the endometrial cavity with discontinuity of the shaft of the IUD with a 6-mm gap, suggesting a fractured IUD. Expand
Long‐Acting Reversible Contraception: A Review in Special Populations
A MEDLINE search from 1990–2012 was conducted to identify articles describing the use of LARCs in populations with limited data, including postpartum women, adolescents and nulliparous women, and women with sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Expand
Intrauterine breakage of a Multiload Cu250 intrauterine device: report of a case
  • P. C. Blaauwhof, N. Goldstuck
  • Medicine
  • Advances in contraception : the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Contraception
  • 1988
A case of intrauterine breakage of a Multiload Cu250 IUD is reported, in which the IUD strings broke, the body of the Iud without the side arms was expelled spontaneously after a failed attempt to remove theIUD. Expand
Degradation of the copper-releasing intrauterine contraceptive device and its significance.
The changes in the rate of copper loss were probably due to the growth of a surface corrosion product which, due to internal stresses, fractured after about 2 years and exposed fresh copper; this results in a progressive increase in breakage of the copper wire after 3 years. Expand
In vitro study of fracture forces associated with the Copper 7, Nova T and MLCu 250/375 intrauterine devices.
The decreased fracture forces associated with used as opposed to new MLCu devices may explain the reports of intrauterine breakage with this type of device. Expand
Broken IUD. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada 2012;34:121
  • Open J Clin Med Case Rep: Volume
  • 2015