Perforation of the Rectum by a Copper-T Intrauterine Contraceptive Device with Retrieval per Rectum: A Case Report

  • AM Abasiattai
  • AJ Umoiyoho
  • NM Utuk
  • W Ugege
  • IA Udoh
Keywords: Rectum, Perforation, IUCD


Intrauterine contraceptive devices are among the most effective forms of contraceptives available. They provide long term reversible protection from pregnancy and are currently the most popular and widely use reversible contraceptive method. Though they are associated with few side effects, perforation of the uterus remains the most serious. We report the case of a grandmultiparous lady whose copper-IUCD perforated her rectum 8 years after its insertion. We advocate the inclusion of rectal examination in the
evaluation of patients for missing IUCDs and removal of the devices per rectum if partially embedded rather than resorting to surgery.

Key Words: Rectum, Perforation, IUCD


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