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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 183-185

Ovarian penetration by copper intrauterine device: A rare phenomenon

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria

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Dr. Muhammad Baffah Aminu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_62_18

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The insertion of a piece of object inside the uterus has been practiced as a form of birth control since antiquity; one of these devices used nowadays is the intrauterine contraceptive devices which have gained a wide range of acceptance because of their safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness. There have been cases of migration of intrauterine devices (IUDs) to adjacent peritoneal structures, but ovarian migration has not been widely reported in West Africa. This case report highlights one of the rare complications of IUD migrating to the left ovary of a 24-year-old woman with no complication. It is imperative that insertion should be done timely by well-trained personnel to avoid the incidence of complications.

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