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Venetian blind appearance (uterus)

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 12 Mar 2020

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.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: adenomyosis
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  • Case 2: submucosal fibroid
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