Arm flexion during ultrasound assists localization of an intramuscular etonogestrel contraceptive implant

Connor Biskamp, Robert P. Kauffman

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Abstract

A nonpalpable etonogestrel implant was identified by high-frequency ultrasound in the biceps muscle 4-6 mm below the skin. Active elbow flexion resulted in proximal movement of the implant relative to the ultrasound probe, suggesting localization in the muscle. This maneuver may assist in verifying intramuscular placement prior to surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalContraception
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contraception
  • Etonogestrel implant
  • Implant localization
  • Intramuscular implant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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