Friday, August 29, 2014

This is a plain abdominal X-ray in a 40-year-old woman with haematuria and recurrent urinary infections. She had an intra-uterine contraceptive fitted 10 years earlier but, despite that, had become pregnant. What does the X-ray show?

There is an opacity in the pelvis consistent with a bladder calculus. The appearance of the stone, however, is unusual. When it was crushed & removed, a Dalkon shield IUCD was found at its centre and had clearly been inserted into the urethra, not the cervix, 10 years earlier



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