Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound

A 35-year-old female underwent a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination. The image below shows a mid-longitudinal view of the uterus. Images courtesy of UltrasoundCases.info, owned by SonoSkills.   What structure is the arrow pointing to? Retained products of conception Blood clot Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD)   Explanation The image shows a linear hyperechoic structure in the uterine cavity. The finding is consistent with a properly placed intrauterine contraceptive device. Please see references for detailed explanation. Figure 1. Transverse view through the uterus shows a bright/hyperechoic structure inside the uterine cavity. Ultrasound is commonly used to locate the position of IUCD. Figure 2. IUCD inside uterine cavity   References https://doi.org/10.14366%2Fusg.15010 https://radiologykey.com/localize-intrauterine-device/

A 35-year-old female underwent a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination. The image below shows a mid-longitudinal view of the uterus.

Images courtesy of UltrasoundCases.info, owned by SonoSkills.

 

What structure is the arrow pointing to?

  1. Retained products of conception
  2. Blood clot
  3. Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD)

 

Explanation

The image shows a linear hyperechoic structure in the uterine cavity. The finding is consistent with a properly placed intrauterine contraceptive device. Please see references for detailed explanation.

Figure 1. Transverse view through the uterus shows a bright/hyperechoic structure inside the uterine cavity. Ultrasound is commonly used to locate the position of IUCD.

Figure 2. IUCD inside uterine cavity

 

References

https://doi.org/10.14366%2Fusg.15010

https://radiologykey.com/localize-intrauterine-device/

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