Intramural uterine leiomyoma

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Intramural uterine leiomyoma is the most common type of uterine leiomyoma in terms of location. They are centered primarily within the myometrium. A large intramural uterine leiomyoma can, however, have a submucosal or subserosal component.

Clinical presentation

They are usually asymptomatic; however, they may cause infertility due to compression of the fallopian tubes.

These may also occasionally cause bleeding which may be due to interference of intramural leiomyomas with normal uterine contractility.

Radiographic features

Please refer to the main article on uterine leiomyomas for a detailed discussion on their imaging features. ​

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