A degenerating cystic uterine fibroid mimicking an endometrioma on sonography

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign uterine neoplasms, occurring in 20% to 30% of women of reproductive age. Fibroids can be a source of pain, bleeding, and infertility in many women and account for 30% of all hysterectomies performed in the United States. Generally, the sonographic appearance of uterine leiomyomas is characteristic; however, they can undergo various kinds of degeneration that can dramatically change their sonographic appearance and make the diagnosis quite challenging. Here we describe a case of marked cystic degeneration of an exophytic uterine fibroid, which sonographically simulated an endometrioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-976
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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