Missing Intrauterine Device Copper-T: Case Series

  • Shekhar Thapa Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Ganesh Dangal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Aruna Karki Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Hema Kumari Pradhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Ranjana Shrestha Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Kabin Bhattachan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Shreesiya Pokharel Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Rekha Paudel Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.
  • Nishma Bajracharya Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kathmandu Model Hospital, Exhibition Road, Nepal.

Abstract

An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a long acting, highly effective, economic and reversible method of contraception used worldwide. The most used devices are copper IUD (Copper-T) or Progesterone IUD. Common complications include failed insertion, pain, vasovagal reactions, infection, menstrual abnormalities, expulsion and rarely uterine embedment and perforation. In this case series we will discuss three cases of missing Copper-T. In one case Copper T was inserted at our hospital and in the other cases it was inserted in the periphery and all the cases was managed surgically with different modality.
Keywords: Copper-T; Intrauterine device; laparoscopy; laparotomy; perforation.

Published
2018-10-30
How to Cite
THAPA, Shekhar et al. Missing Intrauterine Device Copper-T: Case Series. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 3, p. 354-356, oct. 2018. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/1209>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2018.