Axillary migration of Nexplanon®: Case report

Daniela Diego, Erryn Tappy, Jose Carugno

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A 19-year-old patient presented to the clinic, and we inserted a single rod subdermal etonogestrel implant (Nexplanon ®), which subsequently migrated to the ipsilateral axilla. Distant Nexplanon® migration is a rare serious complication that should be considered when a device is nonpalpable. Management options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-220
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Contraceptive complication
  • Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
  • Nexplanon ® subdermal implant distant migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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