Korean J Fam Med 2017; 38(3): 163-165  https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2017.38.3.163
Intravesical Migration of an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device with Secondary Calculus Formation
Amit Sharma*, Mukund Andankar, Hemant Pathak
Department of Urology, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India
Amit Sharma Tel: +91-8691898668, Fax: +91-0712-6631896, E-mail: dramiturology@gmail.com
Received: October 10, 2016; Accepted: November 23, 2016; Published online: May 20, 2017.
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Abstract
Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) are a common form of reversible contraception owing to fewer systemic side effects and low cost, especially in a developing country like India. However, IUCDs are not without complications. Migration of a device into adjacent organs is the most morbid of all the documented complications. A patient who presents with a history that suggests loss or disappearance of an IUCD thread associated with urinary symptoms should raise suspicions that a device may have migrated into the bladder. Physicians should also be aware of possible secondary vesical calculus formation. Further radiological investigations and appropriate management are warranted. We present a case report describing the migration of an IUCD into the bladder with secondary calculus formation.
Keywords: Intrauterine Devices; Urinary Bladder; Calculus


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