Embedded intrauterine contraceptive device

An embedded intrauterine contraceptive device is a situation where there is a an abnormally positioned IUCD within the endometrium or myometrium; however without an extension through the serosa. The IUCD should be removed in this situation. An IUCD can become embedded in the wall of the uterus or within the cervix. 


It may occur in up to 18% of females with an IUD and is more common in females with smaller fundal endometrial diameters 

Radiographic features

Pelvic ultrasound

The IUCD may appear eccentrically positioned in the endometrial cavity or may appear completely separate and away from the endometrium towards the myometrium.

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rID: 15473
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • IUCD embedding
  • Embedded IUCD
  • IUCD migration into uterus
  • Intrauterine migration of IUCD

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