Extra-uterine migration of Lippes loop

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Suspected migrated intrauterine device

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and Pelvis

Intrauterine device outside of the pelvic cavity, no signs of uterine perforation.

Case Discussion

A Lippes loop is an inert intra-uterine contraceptive device with a double 'S' shaped polyethylene loop impregnated with barium sulfate (for radiopacity) and a the tail made of fine nylon.

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Case information

rID: 29390
Case created: 22nd May 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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