Focal adenomyosis (uterus)
It is considered less common than diffuse uterine adenomyosis 4.
May be seen as a focal area of myometrical thickening. It may also present as a heterogeneous focal nodule with indistinct margins and cystic spaces 5.
It is typically seen as a localised, low-signal-intensity region within the myometrium on both T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences 1. This region is often continuous with the junctional zone.
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