In-office Hysteroscopic Extraction of Intrauterine Devices in Pregnant Patients Who Underwent Prior Ultrasound-guided Extraction Failure

Shlomo B. Cohen, Jerome Bouaziz*, Alexandra Bar-On, Eyal Schiff, Motti Goldenberg, Roy Mashiach

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Abstract

Study Objective To determine an effective method of intrauterine device (IUD) retrieval from pregnant women who had previous unsuccessful ultrasound-guided IUD extraction failure. Design A retrospective cohort study (Canadian task force classification II-1). Setting A gynecology department of an outpatient clinic. Patients Pregnant patients in their first trimester with IUD in situ who underwent prior unsuccessful ultrasound-guided IUD extraction. Interventions Hysteroscopic IUD extraction guided by transabdominal ultrasound. Measurements and Main Results Between 2011 and 2014, 7 of 8 pregnant patients who had undergone previous failed attempts at IUD retrieval via ultrasound guidance underwent successful removal via ultrasound-guided hysteroscopy performed without anesthesia. The sole patient with extraction failure was in her 12th week of pregnancy, and the procedure was concluded to avoid risk to the fetus. Minimal vaginal bleeding was experienced by 2 patients after the procedure. Seven of 8 patients delivered at term without any obstetric complications. One patient had a miscarriage in her 8th week of pregnancy, 2 weeks after successful IUD removal. Conclusion A novel, easy outpatient hysteroscopic technique without anesthesia is presented in case of failure of previous ultrasound-guided IUD removal in early pregnancy. Results are encouraging in this difficult context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-836
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Contraception
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine device removal
  • Pregnancy

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