Urologic radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 188–190 | Cite as

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

  • Cheryl A. Viglione
  • John T. Cuttino
  • Richard L. Clark


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.

Key words

Intrauterine contraceptive device Hysterosalpingography Endometrial molding 


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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl A. Viglione
    • 1
  • John T. Cuttino
    • 1
  • Richard L. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUNC School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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