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

Maria Luisa C Fogata, Kiran A Jain

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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