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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 701021, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/701021
Case Report

First Trimester Abortion: A Rare Cause of Intrauterine Bony Spicules

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi 110095, India

Received 9 March 2012; Accepted 23 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Awonuga, H.-C. Lai, and K. Takeuchi

Copyright © 2012 Anshuja Singla et al. 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

Bony fragments in the uterus occur after second trimester termination of pregnancy following retained fetal bones. Very rarely, they can form following first trimester loss. Clinical symptoms range from pain, menstrual symptoms, and infertility. Ultrasound shows a hyperechoic shadow, and treatment is by curettage or hysteroscopic removal.