An unusual case of long standing vaginal foreign body removed with obstetric forceps

Padmalata ., Naima Fathima


This is a case of retained foreign body in vagina for 10 years, a wood apple which was inserted to reduce uterine prolapse. It was retained without any symptoms for 10 years. The foreign body was removed using obstetric forceps after other methods were failed.


Foreign body in vagina, Wood apple, Uterine prolapse

Full Text:



Brig S. Chopra, Y. Singh, N. Magon. A case of intravaginal foreign body. Med J Armed Forces India. 2010;66:266-8.

Dasari P, Sagili H. Incarcerated foreign body in the vagina- a metal bangle used as a pessary. BMJ Case Rep. 2012;2012:pii: bcr0120125596.

Emge KR. Vaginal foreign body extraction by forceps. Am J Obstet Gynaecol. 1993;169:1891-2.

B. Venkateswara Rao. A rare presentation of a foreign body in vagina (wood apple). J Evol Med Dent Sci. 2014 Mar;3(13):3324-6.

Nwosu EC, Rao S, Igweike C, Hamed H. Foreign objects of long duration in the adult vagina. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005;25(7):737-9.

Pelosi MA, Giblin S, Pelosi MA 3rd. Vaginal foreign body extraction by obstetric soft vacuum cup: an alternative to forceps. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1993 Jun;168(6 Pt 1):1891-2.

Keith T. Downing. Uterine prolapse: from antiquity to today. Obstet Gynecol Int. 2012;2012:649459.