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Hysteroscopic management of intra-uterine devices with lost strings
  1. Shubha Sagar Trivedi, MS, Professor,
  2. Madhu Goel, MD, Senior Resident and
  3. Sandhi Jain, MS, Senior Resident
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence Dr SS Trivedi, Bungalow No. 22, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-110001, India. Tel: 3360580, Email: drtrivedi{at}


We report a series of 38 patients with intra-uterine devices with lost strings where hysteroscopic aid was required after routine retrieval procedures failed. Thirty-five intra-uterine devices could be removed easily with hysteroscope. In one patient a fragmented Lippes Loop was removed piecemeal hysteroscopically. Laparotomy was required in only one patient, for an extra-uterine Copper T. Hysteroscopy is thus a simple, safe and effective method for removing misplaced intra-uterine devices.

  • hysteroscopy
  • intra-uterine devices
  • lost strings

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