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Stage Ia endometrial carcinoma diagnosed on removal of an IUD
  1. Tracey A Kay, BM BS(Hons), DFFP, Senior SHO,
  2. Stephen D Keay, MD, MRCOG, Specialist Registrar,
  3. Patrick Miller, MRCOG, GP/Gynaecological Practitioner and
  4. John N Renninson, MRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence Tracey A Kay, Specialist Registrar Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DU, UK.


This is a case report of a 49-year-old woman who presented with offensive vaginal discharge. Her Lippes loop IUD was removed and discovered to have suspicious material attached. Histology report was of endometrial carcinoma. This is the first report of an endometrial carcinoma being completely removed along with an IUD.

  • endometrial carcinoma
  • IUD

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