Intraperitonealt displaceret spiral

Katrine Folmann Finne, Anders Peter Gerholt Skovsen


Intra-abdominal displacement of an intrauterine device (IUD) is a rare but serious complication. This is a case report of a 44-year-old woman who was referred to a surgical department with intermittent abdominal pain. Gynaecological examination and ultrasound failed to identify the patient's IUD. An abdominal CT scan confirmed the diagnosis of the intra-abdominally migrated IUD and the device was extracted by laparoscopy. Surgical removal of the migrating IUD is recommended to prevent long-term complications such as intra-abdominal adhesions, organ perforation, and fistula formation.

Original languageDanish
Article numberV10220618
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)1348
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2023

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