Challenges in Management of Misplaced Intrauterine Devices: A Case Series and Review of Literature

Alpana Singh, Divya Chauhan, Ayalur Gopalakrishnan Radhika
2019 Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research  
Intrauterine Devices (IUD) have many advantages over other methods of contraception. At the same time, some complications may also occur. Missing string of IUD is a common problem and an IUD in uterus is easily removed by hysteroscopy. However, embedment of IUD in myometrium may pose challenges. Perforation of uterus by IUD is another serious complication. Hereby three such enlightening cases are presented. [Table/Fig-1]: a) Ultrasonography showing IUD (arrow) in Urinary bladder (UB) with empty
more » ... der (UB) with empty Uterine cavity (UT); b) Cystoscopy showing Multiload 375 IUD (arrow) in urinary bladder; c) Cystoscopic removal of IUD (white arrow) using flexible forceps (black arrow). BM: Bladder mucosa [Table/Fig-2]: a) Ultrasonography showing IUD (arrow) in Uterus (UT); 2b) Hysteroscopy showing deeply embedded IUD (arrow) in the anterior wall of uterus. Alpana Singh et al., Challenges in Management of Misplaced Intrauterine Devices: A Case Series and Review of Literature www.jcdr.net
doi:10.7860/jcdr/2019/42163.13197 fatcat:fxqprgjkonhlnn6mq5cmij47ja