The wandering mirena: Laparoscopic retrieval

Erian, Mark, McLaren, Glenda and Baartz, David (2011) The wandering mirena: Laparoscopic retrieval. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 15 1: 127-130. doi:10.4293/108680811X13022985131732

Author Erian, Mark
McLaren, Glenda
Baartz, David
Title The wandering mirena: Laparoscopic retrieval
Journal name Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1086-8089
Publication date 2011-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4293/108680811X13022985131732
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 127
End page 130
Total pages 4
Place of publication Miami, FL, U.S.A.
Publisher Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine contraceptive devices, marketed as Mirena (Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Australia) are widely used in contemporary gynecology, primarily as an effective method for contraception and for control of menstrual disorders like menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea. In this article, the authors report 2 cases of Mirena migration following intrauterine insertion by general practitioners (family physicians). In the first case, the contraceptive device had moved to the patient’s right iliac fossa just anterior to the cecum and, in the second, within the peritoneal cavity close to the left leaf of the diaphragm. Both patients underwent uneventful laparoscopic retrieval of the devices.
Keyword Mirena
Laparoscopic removal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published January-March 2011.

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