IUCD transmigration into sigmoid colon after 35 years; A case report.

  • Mohammad Sohail Asghar King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
  • Usama Shabbir King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
  • Balakh Sher Zaman King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
  • Jamal Anwar King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
  • Mohammad Sohaib Asghar District Headquarter Hospital Faisalabad.
Keywords: IUCD, Peritonitis, Acute Abdomen

Abstract

The use of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is one of the most prescribed and accepted methods of birth control worldwide which have been around for years. IUCDs are safe, convenient, easily available, painless and these attributes make it the top choice of contraception in females. Usually, IUCD is recovered after 15-20 years after menopause. We present a case where a female had an IUCD placed at the age of 35 years and was recovered surgically from the uterine wall and sigmoid colon. IUCD tend to migrate outside the uterus and enter onto other cavities or viscera even after many decades. When dealing with abdominal or pelvic pain in the elderly, the history of IUCD at any stage of life should always be sought.

Author Biographies

Mohammad Sohail Asghar, King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
MBBS Resident General Surgery
Usama Shabbir, King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
MBBS Post Graduate Resident General Surgery
Balakh Sher Zaman, King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
MBBS, FCPS, MRCS Assistant Professor General Surgery
Jamal Anwar, King Edward Medical University Mayo Hospital Lahore.
MBBS Post Graduate Resident General Surgery
Mohammad Sohaib Asghar, District Headquarter Hospital Faisalabad.
MBBS Post Graduate Resident
Published
2020-11-10