Еndometrial ovarian cyst – MRI findings
- Dragieva, S. Hadjidekova, J. Dimova, G. Hadjidekov
Ovarian endometrial cysts (endometriomas) are part of a pathology, called endometriosis. The latter is a condition which reveals the presence of а tissue, similar to the mucous membrane that makes up the inner layer of the uterine wall (glands and stroma), but at а place which is not its physiological one. The inheritance is by polygenic multifactorial model but the exact genetic cause of the disease is unknown. In this case report we present a 48-year old female having a cystic abdominal mass with MRI appearance of endometrioma. 3Т MRI examination characterizes ovarian cysts in the utmost due to the excellent tissue resolution – they have high intensity signal on T1-sequences and low intensity signal on T2-sequences.
Key words: 3Т MRI. ENDOMETRIAL OVARIAN CYST