Perforation of the uterus following transmigration of Intra-uterine devise (IUD) is an uncommon finding of insertion of IUD. There is associated increased risk of accidental pregnancy,morbidity and mortality.
To report a rare clinical condition in which there was uterine perforation following migration of IUD and to increase awareness of this condition in our environment.
A 37 year old para 6⁺⁰ woman (all alive) who presented with a ten day history of lower abdominal pains following IUD insertion. Examination revealed tenderness in the suprapubic region and non-visualization of IUD thread per vaginam. Pelvic USS showed an empty uterine cavity while an abdominopelvic x-ray following tracer IUD insertion showed the IUD to be outside the uterine cavity. She had an exploratory laparotomy for retrieval of transmigrated IUD and repair of perforated uterus.
Transmigrated IUD with uterine perforation is distressing uncommmon clinical condition, and it is reported with the hope of increasing the awareness and possibly prevent this avoidable uncommon complication.