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Molding of the uterus following intrauterine contraceptive device removal: Documentation by hysterosalpingography

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Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) distort the uterine cavity. We report 2 cases of endometrial molding demonstrated by hysterosalpingography (HSG) following removal of an IUD. Other processes may cause filling defects in the uterine cavity including inflammatory synechiae (Asherman’s syndrome), tuberculosis, endometrial hyperplasia, and polyps. Whenever filling defects are seen, the history of IUD usage should be determined.

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Viglione, C.A., Cuttino, J.T. & Clark, R.L. Molding of the uterus following intrauterine contraceptive device removal: Documentation by hysterosalpingography. Urol Radiol 9, 188–190 (1988).

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Key words

  • Intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Endometrial molding