Calcified uterine fibroid

Case contributed by Dr Vikas Shah


Hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Popcorn-like calcification is 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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Case information

rID: 49719
Published: 30th Nov 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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