Lost and found


The insertion of intrauterine devices is a common procedure performed all over the world. In some circumstances, however, complications after this procedure can be latent.

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Penelope, D. , Michael, I. and Christophe, B. (2013) Lost and found. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 4-6. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.37A2002.

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