Uterine perforation by an intrauterine contraceptive device

Michaela Gasseling, Kim Michael

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An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is an effective and widely accepted method of contraception. Although complications are uncommon, an IUCD can perforate the uterus, causing serious side effects. Sonography is often the first imaging modality used when uterine perforation is clinically suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Entrance and exit echoes
  • Intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Uterine perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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