Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Removal of Ectopic IUD with
Objective: To investigate the advantages of using single-incision
laparoscopy in the removal of ectopic IUD and bladder repair surgery.
Patient: An asymptomatic 42-year-old woman with an 18-year IUD history
requested removal of her IUD with a desire to conceive in the near
future. Ultrasound and X-ray imaging identified the device penetrating
completely through the uterus and partially through the bladder. The IUD
was removed via single- incision laparoscopic surgery and hysteroscopy
after the patient expressed concern for the cosmetic aftermath of
multi-port surgery. Outcome: An ectopic IUD removal and bladder repair
was successfully performed by single-incision laparoscopic surgery.