Bilateral ovarian leiomyomas: CT and MRI features.

T. Yoshitake, Y. Asayama, K. Yoshimitsu, H. Irie, H. Aibe, T. Tajima, A. Nishie, T. Nakayama, D. Kakihara, K. Ariyoshi, E. Kaneki, H. Honda

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We recently treated a 21-year-old woman with leiomyomas arising from the bilateral ovaries, a very rare condition. On magnetic resonance imaging, more than half of the left adnexal mass showed low signal intensity on T2-weighted images and good enhancement by gadolinium-DTPA, and the remaining part showed high signal intensity on T2-weighted images, so the lesions initially were diagnosed as ovarian fibromas or as thecomas with a certain degree of degeneration. Pathologic examination of the excised tumors proved that they were bilateral ovarian leiomyomas; in addition, the tumor from the left side showed hemorrhagic and myxoid changes with torsion of 180 degrees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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