Submucosal uterine fibroid
Young female with pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and increased bleeding during menstruation.
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MR shows a well-defined ovoid intrauterine lesion that is of T1 low, T2 intermediate signal intensity. The lesion is in the submucosal location at the level of the left anterior mid-uterine body. The lesion indents the endometrial cavity. There is no parametrial extension.
Findings are consistent with a submucosal uterine fibroid.
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate from the muscle tissue of the uterus.
Submucosal uterine fibroids grow towards the endometrial surface of the uterus. They are the least common type of fibroids but generally cause disturbing symptoms. The most common symptom in submucosal fibroids is increased bleeding during menstruation.