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    Unusual shaped IUS

    I read with interest Anne MacGregor's letter in the January 2013 issue of the Journal describing the removal of an unusually shaped intrauterine system (IUS) and asking if others have had similar experiences.[1]

    A couple of years ago I too was alarmed as I removed an IUS through a slightly tight cervical os and noted an odd shape. On closer inspection the device was removed intact but as in Dr MacGregor's case t...

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    Response to an unusual shaped IUS

    I read with interest Dr MacGregor's letter[1] regarding the unusual shape of a Mirena intrauterine system (IUS) following removal. From the photograph it would appear that the capsule has become displaced and the arms of the device enclosed within it.

    We have seen a case of complete detachment of the capsule from the frame, with unrecognised retention of the capsule within the uterine cavity. This was only reco...

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