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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: T-shaped IUDs accommodate in their position during the first 3 months after insertion
Author: Faundes, D
Perdigao, A
Faundes, A
Bahamondes, L
Petta, CA
Abstract: The objective of this study was to observe the position dynamics of the T-shaped intrauterine device (IUD) in the uterine cavity, from insertion to 90 days of use. IUD position was evaluated in 214 women by vaginal ultrasound, measuring the IUD-endometrium, IUD-myometrium, and IUD-fundus distances. The 90th percentile of the IUD-endometrium distance was 5, 6, and 8 mm at time of insertion, 30 and 90 days of use; 7, 9, and 10 mm for IUD-myometrium distance; and 23, 24, and 27 mm for IUD-fundus distance, respectively. Seventeen IUDs were classified as misplaced at insertion by using the 90th percentile of the IUD-myometrium distance as standard. Of these, only 6 remained misplaced after 90 days of use. On the other hand, 21 IUDs were beyond the 90th percentile at the 90-day observation, only 6 of which were considered misplaced at insertion. We conclude that the T-shaped IUD accommodates its position in the uterine cavity during the first 3 months following insertion, and that ultrasound evaluation of its position is not a good predictor of future evoluation. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: intrauterine device
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Citation: Contraception. Elsevier Science Inc, v. 62, n. 4, n. 165, n. 168, 2000.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0010-7824(00)00167-0
Date Issue: 2000
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