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Spontaneous expulsion of tubal ligation clips: a case report.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

A rare complication of tubal ligation, expulsion of tubal clips has been sporadically reported in the literature.

CASE

An otherwise well multiparous woman who had undergone two operative deliveries and a tubal ligation presented with menstrual discharge from her laparotomy incision. Following two surgical procedures to excise fistulous tracts, the patient spontaneously expelled three Hulka tubal ligation clips from the vagina.

CONCLUSION

Migration of tubal ligation clips and extrusion with associated tuboperitoneal fistula is a rare outcome of tubal ligation. Individual patient reactions to the presence of supposedly inert objects in the peritoneal cavity are unpredictable.

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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

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    MeSH

    Adult
    Cutaneous Fistula
    Fallopian Tube Diseases
    Female
    Foreign-Body Migration
    Humans
    Recurrence
    Reoperation
    Sterilization, Tubal
    Surgical Instruments
    Urinary Bladder Diseases
    Urinary Fistula
    Vagina

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    17825138