Laparoscopic Removal of an Intrauterine Device Perforating the Sigmoid Colon: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Chi, Esmond; Rosenfeld, David; Sokol, Thomas P.
December 2005
American Surgeon;Dec2005, Vol. 71 Issue 12, p1055
Academic Journal
We report a case of a translocated intrauterine device (IUD) embedded within the colon wall. Endoscopic tattooing and laparoscopy was used to identify the colonic site and facilitate extraction by colonic resection. A review of the literature and discussion of laparoscopic management of this complication is presented.


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