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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012, Article ID 603193, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/603193
Case Report

Secondary Vesical Calculus Resulting from Migration of an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device

Department of Surgery, Dr. Vagholkar Hospital, Annapurna Niwas, 229 Ghantali Road, Thane 400602, India

Received 2 May 2012; Accepted 26 June 2012

Academic Editors: B. A. Gbolade and K. Nasu

Copyright © 2012 Suvarna Vagholkar and Ketan Vagholkar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is the commonest form of contraception used in view of less systemic side effects. However, there are a multitude of local complications caused by it. Of all the local complications described, migration of the device into adjacent organs is the most morbid of all complications. A patient presenting with history of loss or disappearance of the intrauterine contraceptive device accompanied by urinary symptoms should raise the doubt of a migrated device with the formation of a secondary calculus. This prompts further radiological investigations and merits surgical intervention either endourologically or by open surgery depending upon the merits of the case. A case report elucidating this fact is presented.