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

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

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Hoag Hospital, Department of Gynecology, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
Gynecologic Oncology Associates and the Women's Cancer Research Foundation, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Electronic address:


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.


Cervical canal; Fragmented; Intrauterine device; Malposition; Myometrium

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