Differential diagnosis of intra-uterine device migrating to bladder using radiographic image of calculus formation and review of literature

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2003 May 1;108(1):94-6. doi: 10.1016/s0301-2115(02)00240-3.


A 28-year-old woman in whom a copper-T 280-A intra-uterine device (IUD) had been placed 6 months previously, presented complaining of urinary system infection and lower abdominal pain. Intra-vesical migration of IUD was confirmed by radiography and cystoscopy. Since 1966, 17 other cases of calculus formation among 41 cases of intra-vesical migration have been reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adult
  • Cystoscopy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
  • Radiography
  • Urinary Bladder Calculi / diagnostic imaging*
  • Urinary Bladder Calculi / etiology