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Título: In Situ Breakage of Implanon® - Two Cases of a Rare Occurrence
Autor: Torres, R
Mendes, N
Machado, AI
Marques, C
Palavras-chave: Contraceptive Agents, Female/administration & dosage
Contraceptive Agents, Female/adverse effects
Desogestrel/administration & dosage
Desogestrel/adverse effects
Device Removal
Drug Implants
Equipment Failure
Family Planning Services
Data: 2013
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Contraception. 2013 Jul;88(1):189-91
Resumo: BACKGROUND: In situ breakage of Implanon® is a rare occurrence with unknown clinical significance. Authors report two different cases of broken Implanon® of women attended at our Family Planning Clinic. DISCUSSION: In situ implants may spontaneously and asymptomatically break, although some uncertainty relies on whether that situation has a real impact on the contraceptive effectiveness or on bleeding patterns. Even more, it can be argued if, as a result of an occurrence of that nature, the implant shall or shall not be removed before the envisaged 3-year period of effectiveness. CONCLUSION: Currently, the clinical significance of implant breakage remains unknown. The decision to remove a broken or bent implant should be based on clinical judgements considering patients' wishes.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.17/1413
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