Incarcerated Vaginal Pessary: A Rare Complication

So Jung Liang, Pui Ki Chow, Szu Yuan Chou, Chun S. Hsu

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Abstract

Objective: A patient with uterine prolapse (procidentia uteri) received a vaginal pessary, which became incarcerated in the vaginal wall. Case Report: A 70-year-old female patient had been treated for uterine prolapse by insertion of a ring-shaped silicone pessary for about 3 to 4 years. The patient neglected the pessary, which unfortunately became incarcerated in the vaginal wall; it was impossible to remove. Finally, the pessary was displaced after cutting it into two pieces under general anesthesia. Conclusion: After having inserted a vaginal pessary, patients need to be instructed on its regular removal and cleaning to prevent complications such as infection, ulceration, and incarceration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004

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Keywords

  • incarceration
  • procidentia uteri
  • vaginal pessary

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Incarcerated Vaginal Pessary : A Rare Complication. / Liang, So Jung; Chow, Pui Ki; Chou, Szu Yuan; Hsu, Chun S.

In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 43, No. 3, 09.2004, p. 149-150.

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Liang, So Jung ; Chow, Pui Ki ; Chou, Szu Yuan ; Hsu, Chun S. / Incarcerated Vaginal Pessary : A Rare Complication. In: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2004 ; Vol. 43, No. 3. pp. 149-150.
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