A rare case report on uterine perforation by levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine device


  • Vijaykumar C. R. Department of OBG, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Asha C. Department of OBG, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India




LNG-IUD, Uterine perforation, Contraception, Intrauterine device, Levonorgestrel


A levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine contraceptive devices are widely used in contemporary gynaecology, primarily as an effective method for contraception and for control of menstrual disorders like menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea. A case report of the uterine perforation by the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) in a 33-year-old asymptomatic woman after an 18-month of insertion. On routine cervical smear examination, the LNG-IUD threads were not visualised through the cervical os. After abdominal ultrasound scan the confirmation of perforated LNG-IUD was done and was removed laparoscopically.


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