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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(6):1209-1212.
Published online June 1, 2003.
A Case Patient None of Any Operation History Found Suture Needle in Uterus.
Seong Hoon Hong, Hyung Min Choi
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Kyunggi, Korea.
In past, there were some cases about foreign body, like gauze or metallic operative material, in abdominal cavity and they were associated with surgical procedure mostly. Recently we experienced a case of lost suture needle in uterus. She did not received any surgical procedures and just had 2 times of vaginal deliveries. The needle was found during pelvic surgery for hemoperitoneum. She was not known the fact that she had a foreign body in uterus. Although the patient complained chronic pelvic pain intermittently before visit hospital, she just thought of the nature of pain is like dysmenorrhea or nonspecific abdominal pain. The case considers about the moving of suture needle which was lost during vaginal delivery and fixed in the uterus and causing chronic pelvic pain. We report the case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Foreign body, Chronic pelvic pain, Suture needle
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