An Exceptional Cause of Acute Appendicitis: Intrauterine Device

Ibrahim Aliosmanoglu, Mesut Gul, Murat Kapan, Akin Onder, Abdullah Boyuk, Metehan Gumus


Appendiceal cases are quite common among surgical operations; however, intrauterine device (IUD) appendicitis is relatively rare in the literature. The aim of this study is to emphasize the possibility of IUD to develop as a reason for acute abdomen just like gynecological problems. A 35-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital due to abdominal pain and was detected with foreign body along with a clinical presentation of appendicitis on abdominal ultrasonography and an intrauterine device in post-appendectomy lumen. It should be noted that the women that are diagnosed with acute appendicitis are likely to develop IUD.



Appendicitis; Foreign body; Intrauterine device

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