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