Vaginal ring pessary

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Elderly female with abdominal pain. Concern of a bowel obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 79
Gender: Female
X-ray

Ring shaped density projected over the central pelvis, just above the pubic symphysis.

 

Case Discussion

Typically identified as an incidental finding in elderly females, vaginal ring pessary devices are medically placed and used to aid in the symptomatic control of uterine prolapse.

As the name indicates the device projects over the pelvis as a ring shape.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 33215
Published: 5th Jan 2015
Last edited: 12th Sep 2015
System: Gynaecology
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.