42 years old female who had palpable mass



Doctor's Information

Name : Morteza
Family : Sanei Taheri
Affiliation :Radiology Department,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Associate Professor of Radiology
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Resident : Mohadese Mahvari


Case Section

Genital Female Imaging


Patient's Information

Gender : Female
Age : 42


Clinical Summary

a 42 years old female who had palpable mass


Imaging Findings

In   obtained MRI a large mass lesion arising from right side of uterus is seen .Its dimension is 185*160*138.The lesion has minimal peripheral enhancement after contrast injection.


Differential Diagnosis



Final Diagnosis

Huge bilobulated submocusal leiomoyoma


Discussion (Related Text)

• Leiomyomas are predominantly composed of smooth muscle cells with variable amounts of fibrous connective tissue. They are benign tumours that may be solitary or multiple (majority of cases : ~ 85 % 8) and range significantly in size. They may have a number of locations within or out of the uterus :
Within the uterus
•intra-mural leiomyoma - most common
•sub-serosal leiomyoma
•sub-mucosal leiomyoma - least common : ~ 10-15 %



Murase E, Siegelman ES, Outwater EK et-al. Uterine leiomyomas: histopathologic features, MR imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Radiographics. 19 (5): 1179-97. Radiographics (full text) - Pubmed citation


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