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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_381»
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Infertility caused by
intrauterine fetal bone retention: a case report
Intrauterine fetal bone retention
is a rare complication and the bony fragments probably work like an
intrauterine contraceptive device resulting in secondary infertility. Among the
scarcely reported cases in the literature, there was no report described the
retention of a large number of fetal bones with nearly intact morphology.
The present report described an
unusual case of fetal bone retention in a 30-year-old infertile Chinese woman
who had a surgical termination of a 15-week pregnancy 9 years ago. The
routine B-ultrasound diagnosed intrauterine foreign bodies. A hysteroscopy was
performed which showed a large number of intrauterine bony fragments, with
clear fetal skeletal outline and intact morphology. The detected residual fetal
bones were removed under hysteroscopy, assisted by B-ultrasound scanning. The
patient was pregnant 5 months later. The present case confirms the
importance of routine examination of the intactness of the fetus after
abortion, particularly when it happens in pregnancies of more than
12 weeks. Once diagnosed, the detected residual fetal bones should be
removed by surgery, mainly under hysteroscopy.
The retention of fetal bone may
cause infertility, and removal of the residual bone may restore fertility. The
improvement in hysteroscopy made it feasible to diagnose and remove the bones.
The present case highlights the importance of examining the intactness of the
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