Submucosal uterine fibroid

Case contributed by Dr Ayaz Hidayatov


Young female with pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and increased bleeding during menstruation.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

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.

Case Discussion

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. 

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Case information

rID: 53270
Published: 9th May 2017
Last edited: 10th May 2017
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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