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Intravesical migration of a GyneFix® intrauterine device
  1. O S Eskandar, DGO, MRCOG, Staff Grade in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and
  2. S D Eckford, MRCOG, FRCSEd, Consultant
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, UK
  1. Correspondence Mr O Eskandar, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4JB, UK. E-mail: osamaeskandar{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

A case of intravesical migration of a GyneFix® intrauterine device (IUD) is described, in which the patient presented with supra-pubic pain and urinary symptoms. The diagnosis was made 34 months after the insertion of the IUD, by ultrasound scan. The GyneFix was removed endoscopically. A description of the GyneFix device, the possible adverse effects and incidences of its complications, the importance of post-insertion follow-up, and the need for awareness of the possibility of intravesical migration are discussed.

  • Accepted April 26, 2003.

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  • Accepted April 26, 2003.

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