Archives of gynecology

, Volume 239, Issue 1, pp 59–62 | Cite as

IUD-associated ovarian actinomycosis causing bowel obstruction

  • Enrico S. Maroni
  • Claude Y. Genton
Case Report

Summary

A patient with IUD-associated genital actinomycosis causing intestinal obstruction is described.

Key words

IUD Ovarian actinomycosis Bowel obstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico S. Maroni
    • 1
  • Claude Y. Genton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBezirksspitalLachenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversitätsspitalZürichSwitzerland

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