Ovarian embedding of a transmigrated intrauterine device: A case report and literature review

Usha Verma, Nupur Verma

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Abstract

Aim: To report an unusual location of a transmigrated IUD which become embedded in the right ovary causing chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. Case: A 22-year-old woman who had an IUD (Copper T), inserted 7 years ago presented with complaint of lower abdominal pain. Pelvic ultrasonographic examination revealed ovarian embedding of the IUD. Laparoscopic IUD removal was successfully performed. Discussion: De novo lower abdominal pain in a woman with an IUD in situ should alert the clinician to the possibility of total or partial transmigration of the device into the pelvis or abdomen. Ovarian penetration is very rare and this is the second case of IUD transmigration into the ovary reported in the medical literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of gynecology and obstetrics
Volume280
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Laparoscopy
  • Transmigrated IUD
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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