February 19th, 2020

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Secondary Infertility Due to Intrauterine Osseous Foreign Body: A Case Report
Authors:  Shawky Z. A. Badawy, M.D., and Shengle Zhang, M.D.
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine foreign bodies in the form of bone fragments, metal rings, and suture material have been reported in evaluation of infertility.

CASE: A 25-year-old woman presented with secondary infertility. Sonogram revealed an intrauterine foreign body that was removed by hysteroscopy. The patient achieved pregnancy shortly following the procedure. Microscopy identified this foreign body as bone tissue.

CONCLUSION: This osseous foreign body acted as an intrauterine contraceptive device. Its removal facilitated the achievement of pregnancy.
Keywords:  foreign body, foreign bodies/complications, foreign bodies/diagnosis, foreign bodies/diagnostic imaging, infertility, infertility, female/etiology, intrauterine fetal bones, secondary infertility, ultrasonography, uterine diseases/diagnostic imaging, uterus/diagnostic imaging, uterus/physiopathology
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