European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 8, pp 1444–1446

Primary leiomyoma of the ovary: a case report

  • Y. Kobayashi
  • R. Murakami
  • K. Sugizaki
  • K. Yamamoto
  • S. Sasaki
  • N. Tajima
  • H. Tajima
  • M. Onda
  • T. Kumazaki
Case report, Urogenital radiology

DOI: 10.1007/s003300050571

Cite this article as:
Kobayashi, Y., Murakami, R., Sugizaki, K. et al. Eur Radiol (1998) 8: 1444. doi:10.1007/s003300050571

Abstract.

The imaging features of primary ovarian leiomyoma have seldom been described because of the very low prevalence of the tumor. Herein we present a case report on its magnetic resonance imaging features. Both T1- and T2-weighted images revealed a low-signal-intensity mass, which was well circumscribed and sharply demarcated from the uterus. Magnetic resonance imaging was useful in distinguishing it from a malignant ovarian tumor and uterine leiomyoma.

Key words: Ovarian tumorLeiomyomaMR imaging

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • R. Murakami
    • 1
  • K. Sugizaki
    • 1
  • K. Yamamoto
    • 1
  • S. Sasaki
    • 2
  • N. Tajima
    • 3
  • H. Tajima
    • 3
  • M. Onda
    • 4
  • T. Kumazaki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Tama-Nagayama Hospital, Nippon Medical School, 1–7-1 Nagayama, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206–8512, JapanJP
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tama-Nagayama Hospital, Nippon Medical School, 1–7-1 Nagayama, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206–8512, JapanJP
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Nippon Medical School, 1–1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8603, JapanJP
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, Nippon Medical School, 1–1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113–8603, JapanJP