Rectovaginal Fistula on Migration of an Intrauterine Device: A Case Report and Literature Review
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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.
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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.”
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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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Corresponding AuthorSophie Schoenen
Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Princess Paola Hospital, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium
Article TypeCase Report and Review of the Literature
Publication historyReceived: Fri 05, Mar 2021
Accepted: Fri 19, Mar 2021
Published: Thu 22, Apr 2021
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