Рентгенология & Радиология, 2013, LII 29-35

Radiological appearances of degenerative uterine leiomyomas

K. Tzvetankov, G. Hadjidekov, I. Plachkov, M. Yankova

Abstract

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are the most common uterine neoplasms. Although benign, they can be associated with significant morbidity and are the commonest indication for hysterectomy. They are often discovered incidentally when performing imaging for other reasons. Usually first identified with US, they can be further characterized with MRI. They are usually easily recognizable, but degenerate fibroids can have unusual appearances. Knowledge of the different appearances of fibroids on imaging is important as it enables prompt diagnosis and thereby guides treatment.

Key words: LEIOMYOMAS. DEGENERATION OF UTERINE MYOMAS. IDENTIFICATION OF DEGENERATIVE CHANGE