Venetian blind appearance (uterus)

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The Venetian blind (a.k.a. rain shower 2) appearance is a sonographic finding that is typically associated with adenomyosis but can also occur in uterine fibroids. The Venetian blind appearance associated with adenomyosis is typically "thin" whereas when associated with uterine fibroids, there are also edge shadows or dense posterior shadowing from calcification 1.

Inspired signs

Article information

rID: 63132
System: Gynaecology
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rainshower sign
  • Venetian blind sign
  • Venetian blind artefact
  • Venetian blind artifact
  • Rain shower appearance
  • Rainshower appearance
  • Venetian blind shadow

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: adenomyosis
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  • Case 2: submucosal fibroid
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