An Unusual Case of a Forgotten Intrauterine
Contraceptive Device Which was Found
Embedded in the Rectosigmoid Colon
Mahesha Navada H
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore â€“ 565 002
Mobile No: 9448545301
An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is an effective, safe and convenient contraceptive method. It can cause serious complications like uterine perforation during the insertion process. The perforation of the bowel by the IUD is usually symptomatic, but asymptomatic colon perforation has rarely been reported. We are reporting one such case of a forgotten IUD, which perforated through the uterine wall into the rectosigmoid colon and was found incidentally during hysterectomy.