Ultrasound-Guided Extraction of Intrauterine Devices With Nonvisible Threads: 254 Consecutive Cases: An Effective, Noninvasive Technique

Cristian Kottmann, Maite Troncoso, Ignacio Valenzuela, Carolina Ugarte, Pilar Diaz, Max Monckeberg, Sebastian E. Illanes

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Abstract

Removal is recommended after a certain time or in some cases when adverse effects are observed. A considerable number of patients have nonvisible guides or “lost threads” on speculum examinations, hindering the extraction. In this article, we report a consecutive series of 254 nonpregnant patients referred to our center after 1 or more failed attempts at IUD removal. We describe a novel ultrasound-guided approach, using a laparoscopic forceps to safely and effectively remove IUDs in nonpregnant patients.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)3073-3077
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume38
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • extraction
  • intrauterine device
  • lost
  • removal
  • retained
  • ultrasound
  • ultrasound-guided

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