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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

A case of laparoscopic extraction of a displaced intrauterine contraceptive device

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, INHS Kalyani, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgery, Base Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

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Lt Col Manoj Mukund Paprikar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, INHS Kalyani, P.O. Gandhigram, Vishakhapatanam - 530 005, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmms.jmms_51_18

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Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUCD) are commonly used in India as a means of contraception. It is a safe, effective and economical method. The complications include menorrhagia, expulsion, migration and ectopic pregnancy. Displaced IUCDs after uterine perforation can be located at many sites like pelvis, adnexa, bowel, bladder, abdominal cavity. They can have an unusual presentation. They require surgical removal preferably laparoscopically, although conversion to open surgery especially in abdominal cavity is quiet common. Here we present a case which had an unusual presentation and was found close to umbilicus embedded in omentum. The IUCD was successfully extracted out laparoscopically.

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