Complicated Benign Gynecologic Surgery
This video shows laparoscopic retrieval of an IUD that had perforated the uterus of a young woman. It was seen on pre-operative imaging to have migrated to the upper abdomen. At laparoscopy, it was found embedded in the omentum near the transverse colon. This surgical approach requires 3 small 5mm abdominal incisions and takes less than 20 minutes to perform. The patient was able to be discharged home several hours after this procedure.