Intrauterine bony fragments - An unexpected finding in the hysterectomy specimen

Autops Case Rep. 2020 Sep 2;10(4):e2020182. doi: 10.4322/acr.2020.182.


Intrauterine bony fragments (IUBF) are an unusual finding in hysterectomy specimen received in a histopathology laboratory. Females harboring IUBF may present non-specific symptoms like vaginal bleeding, leukorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, and secondary infertility. Herein we report the case of a 35-year-old female who presented vaginal discharge and bleeding for two years, since when she had an abortion. Later, hysterectomy specimen revealed bone pieces in the uterine cavity.

Keywords: Abortion, Incomplete; Dilatation and Curettage; Hysteroscopy; Ultrasonography.

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