Displaced Copper-T

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Patient had vague lumbar and pelvic pain and was advised IVP ; IVP was normal

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Spot fluoroscopic image during IVP revealed a normally opacified bladder and displaced Copper T noted along the left iliac blade

Case Discussion

Case of displaced Copper- T

  • Copper T is an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD)
  • ideally positioned at the fundus of the uterus, with the arms fully expanded and extending toward the uterine cornea and vertical portion of the “T” should extend down the uterine cavity.
  • in this case the device has probably perforated the uterine serosa and then come to lie in the abdominal cavity.
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Case information

rID: 28733
Published: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Gynaecology
Tag: shetty
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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