Intra-Uterine Fetal Bone                          Orient Journal of Medicine             Vol 33 [1-2] Jan-June, 2021
CASE REPORT

Intrauterine Retention of Fetal Bones: An Unusual Cause of Infertility  
Chukwuemeka O EZEAMA1,2
Chukwuemeka C OKORO1
Joseph I IKECHEBELU1,2

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital Nnewi Anambra State, NIGERIA

2Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
College of Health Sciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi, Anambra State NIGERIA

Author for Correspondence
Dr Chukwuemeka C OKORO
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Teaching Hospital
PMB 5025 Nnewi
Anambra State, NIGERIA

Phone: +234 803 947 1821
E-mail: emy4okoro@yahoo.com;
emy4okoro@gmail.com

Received: September 1
st, 2020
Accepted: October 10
th, 2020

DISCLOSURE
Conflict of interest: Nil
Financial support: Nil
ABSTRACT

Couples presenting with infertility face peculiar sociocultural problems, these are especially evident in African countries where a very high premium is placed on children and childbearing.
We report a case of a 30-year-old nullipara with a 3-year history of secondary infertility who on investigation was found to have fetal bones from an earlier incomplete abortion. She achieved pregnancy within three months of endoscopic removal of the fetal bones.


Keywords: Intrauterine bone fragments, Secondary infertility, Foreign body, Termination of pregnancy