Uterine perforation by GyneFix frameless IUD: Two case reports

Citation
Jd. Gandhi et al., Uterine perforation by GyneFix frameless IUD: Two case reports, J FAM PLAN, 27(3), 2001, pp. 153-154
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
ISSN journal
1471-1893 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
153 - 154
Database
ISI
SICI code
1471-1893(200107)27:3<153:UPBGFI>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Two cases of uterine perforation are described, occurring 11 days and 4 mon ths, respectively, after the insertion of GyneFix, a frameless intra-uterin e contraceptive device (IUD). In both the cases initial ultrasound scan sho wed the intra-uterine position of the device. Removal of the IUD, either by laparoscopy or laparotomy, had to be carried out. Awareness of this compli cation, insertion of GyneFix by a trained operator, appropriateness of ultr asound scan monitoring and possible underreporting of this complication are discussed.