Medical devices in the abdomen and pelvis

Medical devices in the abdomen and pelvis are important to be recognized, just like medical devices of the chest. Many-a-times we tend to ignore these devices, considering they are non-pathological, however it is essential to know malpositioning or interventional mishaps.

Post-operative devices

  • surgical sutures, staples, clips, and glue
  • surgical sponges
    • most common retained surgical foreign body is laparotomy cotton sponge
    • it can be easily identified on radiographs by a 'ribbon-like' characteristic marker (see: gossypiboma)
  • surgical needles, ties
  • surgical drains, e.g. closed-wound suction drains, gravity drains, sump drains
  • biliary drains and stents: T-tube, biliary stent (e.g. Cook's stent)
  • metallic stents: vascular stents, self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS)
  • embolisation coils
  • endo clip or haemo clip
  • IVC filters
  • vascular grafts, e.g. aortoiliac bypass grafts
  • haemodialysis reliable output (HeRO) catheters
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Article Information

rID: 16474
Section: Gamuts
Tags: devices, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Medical devices of abdomen
  • Medical devices of pelvis
  • Abdomen medical devices
  • Medical devices of abdomen and pelvis
  • Abdominal medical devices

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    Case 1: artificial urethral sphincter
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    Case 2: IUCD intra-uterine contraceptive device
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    Case 3: vaginal pessary
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    Case 4: penile implant
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    Case 5: retained laparotomy sponge
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    Case 6: biliary stenting procedure - guide wire
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    Case 7: renal artery stent
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    Case 8: tubal ligation clips
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    Case 9: intrauterine pessary (with leiomyomas)
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    Case 10: anti-incontinence device (displaced)
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    Case 11: gastric lap band - slipped
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    Case 12: gastric pacemaker
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    Case 14: tandem and ovoids
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    Case 15: Lippes loop
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    Case 16: IVC filter
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    Case 17: vaginal cube pessary
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    Case 18: penile implant
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    Case 19: splenic embolisation coils
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    Case 20: ureteric stent
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    Case 21: retained surgical pack and ureteric stent
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    Case 22: spring like hernia repair mesh anchors
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    Case 23: retained surgical retractor
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    Case 24: gastric pacemaker
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    Case 25: capsule endoscope
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    Case 26: vaginal ring pessary
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    Case 27: ESSURE contraceptive device
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    Case 28: tampon
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    Case 29: sacral interstim,Bravo ph probe, Sitz markers
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    Case 30: endo clip or hemo clip
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    Case 31: HeRO catheter
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    Case 32: displaced peritoneal dialysis catheter
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    Case 33: Mobin-Uddin umbrella filter
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    Case 34: Malecot tube
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    Case 35: gastrostomy button
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    Case 36: SPC stuck in urethra
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    Case 37: renal transplant stent
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    Case 38: artifical uretral sphincter
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    Case 39: fetal monitoring equipment
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    Case 40: jejunostomy and gastrostomy tubes
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