Removal of levonorgestrel capsules from the biceps muscle

Mitchell D Creinin, C. M. Klaisle

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Multiple levonorgestrel implants were identified and removed from below the biceps fascia using radiography to assist in localization, axillary block for anesthesia, careful dissection, and palpation of the implants within the deep muscle belly. This difficult implant removal demonstrates the importance of both a clinician experienced in levonorgestrel implant removal and a general surgeon experienced in arm surgery when performing such procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Biceps muscle
  • Levonorgestrel implants
  • Radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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