Calcified uterine fibroid

Case contributed by Vikas Shah
Diagnosis almost certain


Hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Popcorn calcifications are present within a rounded mass in the left side of the pelvis. Moderate changes of osteoarthritis are present in both hip joints.

Case Discussion

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomata) may be seen on pelvic and abdominal radiographs if they become calcified as in this case. The calcification is usually patchy, often described as "popcorn" like in appearance.

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