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Migration of intrauterine device

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Bleeding per vaginum. Referred for abdomen radiograph to locate IUD.

Patient Data

Age: about 25 yrs
Gender: Female



USG was done for better localization of IUD. To check relation to uterus and adnexa.

Radiograph - IUD present in pelvic with definite abnormal orientation.

US - Single early live intrauterine pregnency of 6 wks. Subchorionic collection present. Echogenic foci in subchorionic collection are probably air foci.

Linear echogenic structure ( IUD ) is noted cranial to right tubo-ovarian complex.

Case Discussion

Surgery was done for removal of IUD.

Uterine perforation could not be seen.

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Case information

rID: 19681
Published: 4th Oct 2012
Last edited: 5th Jan 2020
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