Intravesical migration of intrauterine device.J Urol 1992; 147(1):132-4JU
Intrauterine devices have been plagued by many early and late complications, including uterine perforation and migration into adjacent structures. To our knowledge only 18 cases have been reported in the literature of migration of an intrauterine device into the bladder. We report on a 38-year-old woman in whom an intrauterine device eroded from the uterus 3 years after placement. The device remained asymptomatic in the pelvis for an additional 13 years before the patient presented with urinary symptoms. The literature is reviewed.