The Management of a patient with a fragmented intrauterine device embedded within the cervical canal

Contraception. 2019 Jan;99(1):67-69. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2018.08.010. Epub 2018 Aug 20.


A 28-year-old woman presented with a malpositioned intrauterine device (IUD) that was fragmented and significantly entrenched within the cervical canal and myometrium. IUD malposition with concomitant device fragmentation and embedded segments, albeit rare, should be a consideration given the device's prevalence.

Keywords: Cervical canal; Fragmented; Intrauterine device; Malposition; Myometrium.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cervix Uteri / injuries*
  • Cervix Uteri / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Device Migration / adverse effects*
  • Intrauterine Devices / adverse effects*
  • Myometrium / injuries*
  • Myometrium / surgery