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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 195383, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/195383
Case Report

Use of an Intubating Stylet as a Guide to Complete Uterine Curettage Complicated by Uterine Perforation

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 State Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753, USA

Received 14 July 2013; Accepted 2 August 2013

Academic Editors: P. De Franciscis, C.-C. Liang, L. Nilas, and S. Rasmussen

Copyright © 2013 Jonathan D. Baum 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

Completion of uterine curettage may be challenging following uterine perforation even under sonographic and laparoscopic monitoring. This report illustrates the use of a flexible intubating stylet as a guide to place the suction curette into the uterine cavity when sonography and laparoscopy alone are not successful. Use of a malleable instrument such as an intubating stylet as a guide should be considered an option when insertion of the suction curette into the uterine cavity is complicated by anatomic variation and uterine perforation.