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A 20-Year-Old Contraceptive Device Transformed into a Calcified Mass

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DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2014.49076    3,144 Downloads   3,708 Views  


Case: A 52-year-old female who was presented to accident and emergency felt unwell; she reported that she had an IUCD inserted over 20 years ago. On examination she had a large calcified mass occupying the vagina. CT scan confirmed a calcified IUCD. Conclusion: Serious complication secondary to IUCD is rare but well recorded, extensive calcification as in this case is very rare and has not been previously reported.

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Elshirif, A. and Sadiq, S. (2014) A 20-Year-Old Contraceptive Device Transformed into a Calcified Mass. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 544-546. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2014.49076.


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