Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report

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Vesical Calculus 10 Years Post Missing Intrauterine Contraceptive Device

A Abdulwahab‑Ahmed, OO Ogunleye


Intravesical migration of intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is rare. Early diagnosis of this rare entity is difficult because of its non‑specific manifestations and very low index of suspicion. We present this case of bladder stone following intravesical migration of IUCD found to have been missing since insertion 10 years earlier. Lower abdominal discomfort and a missing vaginal string may be the only pointer to this unfortunate event in the immediate post insertion period. It is pertinent to consider the possibility of an intravesical migration of a missing IUCD in a patient presenting with lower abdominal discomfort, urinary frequency, and missing IUCD string on vaginal examination.

Key words: Bladder stone, intrauterine contraceptive device, intravesical migration

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