Haemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst

A haemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst results from bleeding into a corpus luteal cyst.

Radiographic features

Ultrasound

Commonly described findings include

  • complex adnexal mass
  • adnexal thick walled cystic lesion with lace like strands
  • adnexal thick walled cystic lesion with low level echoes within
  • peripheral vasuclarity - ring of fire sign
  •  follow up ultrasound is recommended in about 2 mentrual cycles or ~ 6 weeks, especially to differentiate from an endometrioma is suggested

CT
  • thick walled peripherally enhancing cystic lesion
  • high attenuation component (45-100 HU)
  • “fluid-fluid haematocrit” level

Differential diagnosis

For ultrasound appearances consider

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rID: 15162
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst
  • Haemorrhage into a corpus luteum cyst
  • Haemorrhagic corpus luteal cysts
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cysts

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