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Unusually rapid incarceration of a polyvinyl ring pessary


At polyvinyl vaginal ring pessary resulted in gross vaginal wall ulceration and entrapment of the pessary within four months of insertion. The pessary became immobilised in the vagina and required surgical excision under general anaesthesia.

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Thornton, C.A., Harrison, R.F. Unusually rapid incarceration of a polyvinyl ring pessary. Ir J Med Sci 146, 116 (1977).

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  • Hypertensive Patient
  • Vaginal Wall
  • Definitive Operation
  • Anterior Vaginal Wall
  • Vaginal Discharge