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Asymptomatic appendix perforation caused by a migrated intrauterine device

Musella A. 1, Palaia I. 1, Casorelli A. 1, Petriglia G. 1, Palma E. 1, Petriglia M. 2, Zazza S. 2, Benedetti Panici P. 1

1 Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Urological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, P. Colombo Hospital, Velletri, Rome, Italy


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We report the case of an asymptomatic uterine perforation caused by a copper intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) with appendix perforation. Laparoscopic surgery was successfully performed. Opinions among authors concerning the timing for monitoring patients with IUD and the opportunity of removal of a migrated IUD are still discordant.

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Musella A, Palaia I, Casorelli A, Petriglia G, Palma E, Petriglia M, et al. Asymptomatic appendix perforation caused by a migrated intrauterine device. Gazz Med Ital - Arch Sci Med 2015 April;174(4):181-3. 

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