Medico legal aspects of an unusual uterine perforation with multiload-Cu 375R

Fabio De Giorgio, Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Leonardo Grimaldi, Pia Andreotta, Maria Clara D'Alessio, Carlo Piscicelli

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Abstract

Perforation of the uterus is one of the most serious complications associated with insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD). According to recent studies, this lesion occurs in 0.87 per 1000 cases, but statistics generally fluctuate between 0.05 and 13 per 1000 insertions. "Primary" perforations occur at the time of IUD insertion, and "secondary," or delayed, perforations are usually assumed to be caused by reactive uterine contractions. We report an unusual case of uterine perforation, which occurred 9 days after the insertion of a Multiload-Cu 375 IUD. The criteria for differential diagnosis between primary and secondary complications are discussed, particularly from the perspective of medical malpractice cases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)365-366
Numero di pagine2
RivistaTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2005

Keywords

  • multiload Cu-375R
  • uterine perforation

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