Long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) devices such as the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) have increased in use. Care should be taken with insertion and removal of the device as, although rare, serious complications can occur. We present a case of retroperitoneal hematoma following hysteroscopic removal of LNG-IUS.
Intrauterine devices, IUD, perforation, complications, uterine artery, missing strings
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O'Shea AS, Steines JC, Hardy-Fairbanks AJ. Retroperitoneal hematoma following hysteroscopic removal of levonorgestrel intrauterine system: a case report. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Oct 30;4(2):Article 7 [3 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1252. Free full text article.