Contraceptive implants

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.880a (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:880

High resolution ultrasonography facilitates removal

  1. N J A Cozens, Consultant radiologist
  1. Department of Radiology, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby DE1 2QY

    EDITOR,—David R Bromham's editorial on contraceptive implants is aimed at correcting incomplete or inaccurate information about levonorgestrel implants.1 In his discussion of removal of such implants, however, his cited reference states that “migration of more than 2 cm, to our knowledge, has never been reported.”2 Migration of the capsules is likely to cause difficulty in removal. I report a case in which migration of greater than 2 cm occurred.

    Levonorgestrel implants comprise six capsules of 34 mm, which should fan out regularly …

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