Large broad ligament leiomyoma

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Malti


Abdominal distension and discomfort

Patient Data

Age: 43 years
Gender: Female

Abdominal radiography

Frontal abdominal radiography shows a large, well-circumscribed oval opacity, occupying the mid and right side of the abdomen and pelvis.

An ultrasound exam has been performed and shows a large heterogeneous mass arising from the pelvis (no images available).


Pelvic MRI

MRI demonstrates a large mass arising from the broad ligament with abdominal extension.

It has a heterogeneous signal on T2WI hypointense on T1WI, with the presence of some haemorrhagic areas and heterogeneous enhancement following contrast.

There is no restriction of diffusion.

Other organs are normal. No lymphadenopathy.

Case Discussion

After surgical resection, the diagnosis was confirmed as a broad ligament leiomyoma.

Special thanks to : Dr. Bouzeghaia Y. and Dr. Guettaf ML.

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Case information

rID: 49751
Case created: 2nd Dec 2016
Last edited: 7th Feb 2017
System: Gynaecology
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