[Double bladder lithiasis from an intrauterine device. Report one case].

To report a new case of an intrauterine device causing bladder lithiasis, because of its rarity as a complication of the intrauterine device contraceptive method.
27-year-old female patient admitted in the urology department of the "Hospital Medico-quirurgico 10 de Octubre" who having an intrauterine device was pregnant, underwent a caesarean section, and a new intrauterine device implant, and a few months later presented with lower urinary tract infectious syndrome, being diagnosed of double bladder lithiasis secondary to intrauterine device migration, for which cystolithotomy was performed.
We performed a short review of the bladder foreign bodies reported in the literature, and present this case which is very infrequent because of the finding of 2 stones in the bladder and an intrauterine device inside one of them. The intrauterine device was detected after crushing one of the calculi, 2 cm in size. It seems that first intrauterine device had migrated through the uterine wall into the bladder, creating a calcareous concretion around.
AuthorsArmando Iturralde Codina, Fernando Gozá León, Walfrido Beyríes Tamayo, Yinet Iturralde Muñoz, María Elena Rodríguez Hidalgo
JournalArchivos españoles de urología (Arch Esp Urol) Vol. 57 Issue 2 Pg. 160-2 (Mar 2004) ISSN: 0004-0614 [Print] Spain
Vernacular TitleLitiasis doble vesical como consecuencia de dispositivo intrauterino (DIU). Reporte de un caso.
PMID15074788 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Migration (complications)
  • Humans
  • Intrauterine Devices (adverse effects)
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Urinary Bladder Calculi (etiology)

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