Intramural uterine leiomyoma

Last revised by Dr 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. ​

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 3: large intramural fibroid on MRI
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Case 4
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.