Rectovaginal Fistula on Migration of an Intrauterine Device: A Case Report and Literature Review

Rectovaginal Fistula on Migration of an Intrauterine Device: A Case Report and Literature Review

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good


Comments: The Discussion describes the use of intrauterine device (IUD) among women and the occurrence of complications providing relevant literature. This further highlights the risk factors associated with the case. Lastly, it suggests the management procedure for subsiding the complications after use of IUD. The Conclusion states the surgical removal of IUD as the recommended approach to avoid serious long-term complications.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Good

Comments: In Discussion, 1st sentence, “Millions of women use IUDs as a contraceptive method, more so in developing countries” must be written as “Millions of women use IUDs as a contraceptive method, found more in developing countries.”


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case presents a 50-year-old woman with the presence of blood in feces. Colonoscopy and abdominopelvic imaging revealed a displaced IUD embedded in the recto-sigmoidal wall followed by rectovaginal fistula on intraoperative procedure. This report illustrates the pathophysiology of the complexity of the case. Further, this highlights the surgical procedure and the management of the disease.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Sophie Schoenen
Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Princess Paola Hospital, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Fri 05, Mar 2021
Accepted: Fri 19, Mar 2021
Published: Thu 22, Apr 2021
© 2021 Sophie Schoenen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.04.01