A Rare Manifestation of Migrated Intrauterine Contraceptive Device: A Case Study Highlighting Symptoms and Ultrasound Detection

Augustina Badu-Peprah 1, 2, *, Theophilus Kofi Adu-Bredu 3, Daniel Asante-Mante 4, Kwame Asiedu Danso 5 and Yaw Boateng Mensah 6

1 Radiology Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.
2 Radiology Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
3 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.
4 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Firstcare Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.
5 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Manhyia Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana.
6 Department of Radiology, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana.
Case Study
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 480–484
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1738


Publication history: 
Received on 27 April 2024; revised on 06 June 2024; accepted on 08 June 2024
Ultrasonography is a widely used and cost-effective imaging modality, but its effectiveness can be operator dependent. We present the case of a 29-year-old para 3A woman who experienced intermittent low abdominal pains and skin rash following the insertion of a copper-T intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD). Ultrasound, performed by an experienced operator, was crucial in diagnosing a migrated IUCD with adnexal and skin complications. This case highlights the importance of skilled ultrasound operators in detecting migrated IUCDs and associated complications.
Intrauterine Contraceptive Device; Uterine Perforation; Ultrasonography; Migrated IUCD.
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