A decade of pelvic pain and infertility: A case report of an unexpected intraoperative discovery

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Introduction: Retained surgical objects can impact quality of life as it relates to chronic pelvic pain and reproductive health. Case report: A 39-year-old G1P0010 with chronic pelvic pain and infertility attributed to pelvic adhesions and bilateral hydrosalpinx caused by an 18-cm surgical drain left 10 years prior. Conclusions: Our case highlights the significance of thoughtful perioperative care as well as special considerations when approaching patients with pelvic pain and infertility with histories of abdominopelvic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017



  • Female infertility
  • Foreign bodies
  • Pelvic pain
  • Postoperative pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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