Something left behind: a rare complication of copper-T insertion

Authors

  • Kanak Dubey Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  • Latika Chawla Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  • Shalini Rajaram Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  • Om Kumari Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  • Janhawi Bhandari Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20241463

Keywords:

Perforation, Impaction, Copper 380 mm2 IUCD, Inserter tube

Abstract

This case report presents a unique and intriguing clinical scenario involving an incorrect copper T insertion following a caesarean section. The case presented the importance of training in the right technique for intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) insertions in peripheral health facilities and the potential risks associated with inappropriate procedures. Prompt identification and management of misplaced IUCDs are crucial in minimizing patient discomfort, preventing complications, and optimizing reproductive health outcomes.

 

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Published

2024-05-29

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Case Reports