Retained Fetal Bones: Rare cause of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

  • Farah Hameed
  • Samia Shuja
Keywords: Retained fetal bones, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Miscarriage, Dilatation and evacuation, Transvaginal sonography


Intrauterine retention of fetal bones is a rare complication of unsafe abortion. Patients may present with infertility, chronic pelvic pain, menorrhagia and vaginal discharge. Here, we discuss a management of young female patient with uterine bleeding after miscarriage. Other causes of abnormal uterine bleeding such as infection, polyp, fibroid, malignancy were excluded. Retained intrauterine fetal bones were found as a sole cause of her complaint. Diagnosis was made with pelvic ultrasound and pelvic radiography. Dilatation and curettage was performed to remove the fetal bones with a good subsequent outcome.


How to cite this:
Hameed F, Shuja S. Retained Fetal Bones: Rare cause of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. Pak J Med Sci. Special Supplement ICON 2020. 2020;36(1):S91-S93. doi:

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