Bowel perforation after placement of tubal occlusion contraceptive

Kristin Riley, Frans Beltran, David Stewart, Gerald Harkins

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Background: The tubal occlusion contraceptive provides a hysteroscopic technique for female sterilization. Efficacy of the tubal occlusion contraceptive relies on proper placement within the proximal aspect of the fallopian tubes. As long-term data become available, rates of complications are better defined. CASE: This is a case of a patient who underwent placement of a tubal occlusion contraceptive. As a result of persistent pain and nausea, imaging was performed and malposition of the tubal occlusion contraceptive was identified. During laparoscopy, bowel perforation at the terminal ileum was diagnosed. Laparoscopic ileocecectomy was performed. Conclusion: There should be a low threshold for evaluation of complications after tubal occlusion contraceptive placement. Although rare, bowel perforation after placement of the tubal occlusion contraceptive can occur. Laparoscopic management should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)860-862
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 24 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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