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Migration of a Nexplanon contraceptive implant to the pulmonary artery


This is a case report of a 17-year-old woman who experienced distant intravascular migration of a radio-opaque Nexplanon contraceptive implant. She presented with an impalpable implant and this was located using CT in the left lower lobe pulmonary artery. Significant migration of a contraceptive implant is an uncommon risk. Using radio-opaque contraceptive implants such as Nexplanon increases the ability to locate them if migration occurs.

  • contraception drugs
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • sexual health
  • radiology
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