Lippes Loop Inserted 45 Years Back: The Dilemma to Remove It or Leave It in situ. A Case Report with Review of Literature QE01-QE05
Dr. Maruti Sinha,
C-2/176, First Floor, Janakpuri, New Delhi -110058, India.
IUD’s like Lippes Loop (LL), intended for long term use are retained for years and menopausal ladies often present with LL in situ either deliberately or forgotten. We report a case of Lippes Loop removal inserted 45 years back in a woman complaining of post menopausal bleeding. The inserted LL thread was incidentally discovered during clinical examination and Ultrasonography. We also reviewed literature to determine the evidence for and against removal of an inert IUD.