Menstrual cup on trauma imaging

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


Motorbike accident.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Alignment is normal. No fracture evident. The pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints are normal. Menstrual cup noted within the central lower pelvis.

No solid organ injury evident. Small subcapsular triangular region of reduced hepatic attenuation adjacent to the falciform ligament represents focal fatty infiltration. No intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal hemorrhage. The bowel and mesentery have a normal appearance. Major vessels are normal. Menstrual cup noted within the upper vagina.

The lung bases are clear. No lower rib fracture. Bony pelvis is intact. Hip joints are normal. No acute malalignment. Mild scoliosis with the apex at L3 convex to the left. No fracture evident. Disc spaces are preserved.

Case Discussion

XR and CT appearances of a menstrual cup.

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