Uterine perforation by IUCD

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Lorensini


Mild abdominal pain. Vaginal bleeding a few days ago.

Patient Data

Age: 38
Gender: Female

The IUD is seen on the left flank, well above the expected location of the uterus. 

Case Discussion

The IUCD was not seen within the uterine cavity on transvaginal ultrasound (not shown). This is a case of a rare and serious complication related to IUCD insertion, in this case with few symptoms.

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Case information

rID: 37505
Published: 10th Jun 2015
Last edited: 11th Oct 2016
System: Gynaecology
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