Endometrioma - MRI

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Characterisation of ovarian mass seen on US. History of pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Selected series from a pelvic MRI study.

Right ovarian mass with uniformly low T2 and high T1 signal, low signal on DWI.  Appearance in in keeping with an endometrioma.  Several normal ovarian follicles are noted adjacent to the endometrioma.

There is a further small focus of high T1 signal in the pouch of Douglas (best appreciated on the sag T1 fat sat sequence), suggestive of the presence of deep endometriosis.


Case Discussion

Typical MRI appearance of an endometrioma. There is also a likely focus of deep endometriosis.

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Case information

rID: 29351
Published: 17th May 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Gynaecology
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