Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology vol:22 issue:4 pages:407-8
We present a case of a 27-year-old asymptomatic woman, gravida 2 para 0 abortus 2, diagnosed with uterine intramural fetal bone 30 days after a mid-trimester termination of pregnancy (TOP) by dilatation and evacuation (D&E). On ultrasound part of a fetal spine was seen within the right lateral isthmocervical area, adjacent to the descending branch of the uterine artery. Within 4 months after TOP the patient conceived again. This case illustrates the risk of myometrial penetration during mid-trimester TOP by D&E. Removal of intramural bony fragments may not be needed in an asymptomatic patient, as their presence does not seem to compromise fertility.