Degenerating cystic uterine fibroid mimics an ovarian cyst in a pregnant patient

Maria Luisa C Fogata, Kiran A Jain

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Abstract

Aleiomyoma or fibroid is the most common uterine neoplasm, with a prevalence of 20% to 30% in patients older than 30 years. Most patients with fibroids are asymptomatic, but they may be infertile or have uterine bleeding, pain, or a palpable mass. The sonographic appearance of a uterine fibroid is usually characterized by a homogeneous or heterogeneous hypoechoic uterine mass, but the appearance can be variable, with degenerative changes appearing as a diagnostic challenge. This report exemplifies how challenging the diagnosis could be with fibroid degeneration. This was a case of a large pedunculated cystic uterine fibroid mimicking an adnexal cyst in a pregnant patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-674
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume25
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
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Degenerating cystic uterine fibroid mimics an ovarian cyst in a pregnant patient. / Fogata, Maria Luisa C; Jain, Kiran A.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 671-674.

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