Transcervical Migration of an Essure® Coil

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 College of Medicine, Florida State University, Orlando, FL, USA

2 Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists, Winter Park, FL, USA

3 Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Orlando, FL, USA

Abstract

Introduction: Essure® device malposition is a rare, but clinically significant complication, for which management is idiosyncratic. This case report describes an unusual example of Essure® migration in order to clarify reasonable management options.
Case Presentation: A 50-year old G4P2022 underwent hysteroscopic sterilization using the Essure® device. Insertion was complicated by fragmentation of both coils. Two years later, one of the coils was incidentally discovered protruding through the cervical os. The visible portion was clipped when attempts to remove the entire coil were unsuccessful.
Conclusion: Difficult placement increases the risk of Essure® malposition. In asymptomatic patients, conservative management with removal of only a portion of the device is a rational approach.

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