Massive pelvic endometriosis

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Had total hysterectomy with bilateral ovariectomy 3 years ago for multiple uterine leiomyomas with bilateral ovarian endometriosis, presented with a history of chronic pelvic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There are multiple confluent pelvic cystic lesions of various size (up to 3.5 cm in diameter), mainly of retrovesical location. They appear dof high signal intensity on T1W/T1 fat sat with fluid-fluid levels giving T2 shading sign. No enhancement is seen on postcontrast sequences. Others small similar lesions are noted in the left pelvic wall within the rectus abdominis muscle (1.7 cm), at the semilunar line (Spigelian line) as well as multiple nodules in the peritoneal cavity.

Case Discussion

MRI features characteristic of massive pelvic endometriosis with pelvic wall involvement.


Additional contributor: C. Boukaaba, MD

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Case information

rID: 70125
Published: 7th Sep 2019
Last edited: 8th Sep 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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