Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 124–128

Diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis in a child

  • Deepa Pai
  • Monette C. Coletti
  • Matthew Elkins
  • Maria Ladino-Torres
  • Elaine Caoili
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-2114-3

Cite this article as:
Pai, D., Coletti, M.C., Elkins, M. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2012) 42: 124. doi:10.1007/s00247-011-2114-3

Abstract

Leiomyomas are the most common benign uterine tumor; however, this entity is relatively uncommon in the pediatric population. Although leiomyomas most commonly present as solitary uterine masses, unusual patterns of growth have been described including diffuse leiomyomatosis. In this condition, the myometrium of the uterus is symmetrically expanded by innumerable confluent leiomyomas; this pattern of growth is quite uncommon and has never been reported in a pediatric patient. This case report illustrates the imaging appearance of diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis in an otherwise healthy 16-year-old girl.

Keywords

Uterine mass Leiomyomatosis Pediatrics MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepa Pai
    • 1
  • Monette C. Coletti
    • 1
  • Matthew Elkins
    • 2
  • Maria Ladino-Torres
    • 1
  • Elaine Caoili
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Section of Pediatric RadiologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Health SystemAnn ArborUSA

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