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Bizarre Multiple Intravaginal Foreign Bodies: Challenges in Management—A Case Report

Ripan Bala, Preet Kamal, Harleen Kaur, Amitoj Kaur, Shreya Thind

Keywords : Foreign bodies, Foul-smelling discharge, Uterine bleeding

Citation Information : Bala R, Kamal P, Kaur H, Kaur A, Thind S. Bizarre Multiple Intravaginal Foreign Bodies: Challenges in Management—A Case Report. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2021; 5 (1):45-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0114

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Foreign bodies in the vagina and reproductive tract have been reported by clinicians, though are quite rare. As the externally evident foreign bodies might arouse the suspicion of an assault, but many times the presenting symptom might be a foul-smelling discharge, uterine bleeding, uterine mass-like features, or penetration of the object into the surrounding viscera. Child abuse and psychiatric illness in adults might be the other causes of such an entity. Foreign bodies, when multiple, then thorough exploration of the entire genital tract is justified. The management of such patients becomes challenging as many times they get epithelized with granulation tissue growing around and attempt to remove them might cause perforations and fistulous communications with other organs. Careful inspection and retrieval under anesthesia remain the key. We present here a case of a middle-aged woman with multiple intravaginal foreign bodies. The approach and challenges in management are discussed.


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