Pejman Ghanouni

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  • Early Sonographic Diagnosis of Intrauterine Device Migration to the Adnexa JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND Deshmukh, S., Ghanouni, P., Jeffrey, R. B. 2009; 37 (7): 414-419


    Uterine perforation is an uncommon complication of intrauterine devices (IUDs). Perforating IUDs can migrate to various locations but paradoxically are rarely found in ovaries or broad ligament. We describe an unusual case of a 23-year-old woman 1-month postpartum with an IUD translocation to the right adnexa. The IUD was inserted only 1 week prior to presentation, and she experienced pain on insertion. After visualization by ultrasound, the IUD was laparoscopically removed. We suggest early use of ultrasound in cases of potential IUD migration, particularly in high-risk patients and when IUD insertion causes pain.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/jcu.20591

    View details for Web of Science ID 000269365100011

    View details for PubMedID 19484740

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