To review types of subdermal contraceptive implants (SCI) To show MRI normal appearance of SCI Jadelle®. To distinguish MRI findings of potential pathology: misplacement/migration,
the first subdermal contraceptive implant,
was approved by the Finnish national drug regulatory authority.
several more implants such Jadelle® (Norplant II) and Implanon®,
the most commonly used in Spain,
have been registered.
A large body of evidence demonstrates the high contraceptive effectiveness and safety of the 5-year levonorgestrel releasing implants Norplant® and Jadelle® (1).
Implanon® is a nonbiodegradable,
progestogen only single-rod based on an...
Findings and procedure details
In this section we will show two patients with nonpalpable Jadelle® subdermal implants,
retrospectively selected from our institutions. Case 1. A Jadelle® subdermal implant was inserted four years ago in the upper non-dominant left arm of a 29 year old female.
One year ago she presented vaginal bleeding disturbances (prolonged and irregular bleeding),
and underwent local removal.
only one rod was removed and surrounding soft-tissue was infected (cellulitis).
Ultrasound ( figure...
Little attention has been focused on MRI findings of subdermal contraceptive implants in radiology literature.
Radiologists and gynecologists must be aware of their types : Norplant®: six-capsule preparation Jadelle®: two-rod preparation,
with a size of 43 x 2.5 mm. Implanon®: single-rod preparation with a size of 40 x 2 mm. and MRI findings: hypointense signal on all sequences,
sharp margins. Caution is needed: When insertion is made so close to basilic or brachial vein in the medial aspect...
First author: Xavier TOMAS MD PhD ESR / SERME Member ESSR Councillor Executive Committee Staff Consultant Radiology Dpt (MSK unit) Hospital Clinic Villarroel 170 Barcelona 08036 (Spain) University of Barcelona (UB) Phone +34932275412 Cell : +34606837805 Emails: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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