Published: 2017-11-23

Pelvic pain due to intrauterine retention of fetal bone after second trimester medical termination of pregnancy: a rare case report

Meena Bhati Salvi, Madhubala Chauhan


Intrauterine retention of fetal bone is a rare complication of second trimester termination of pregnancy. These patients may present with abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and secondary infertility. In this case pelvic pain was the only symptom. A 32-year-old woman with history of second trimester medical termination of pregnancy was examined. Pelvic ultrasound revealed retained products of conception. After surgical evacuation, intrauterine retained fetal bone was identified to be the cause of pelvic pain. In patients with history of second trimester abortion, cause of pelvic pain should be properly evaluated.


Intrauterine retention of fetal bone, Medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), Pelvic pain, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), Retained products of conception (RPOCs)

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