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Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 349–351 | Cite as

Diaphragmatic endometriosis: CT and MR findings

  • Harold V. Posniak
  • Ali Keshavarzian
  • Reena Jabamoni
Article

Abstract

A case of endometrioma presenting as a diaphragmatic mass in a 36-year-old woman is described. The computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) findings of the lesion at this rare site of involvement are illustrated, and the pertinent literature is briefly reviewed.

Key words

Abdomen, CT and MRI Endometriosis, diaphragm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold V. Posniak
    • 1
  • Ali Keshavarzian
    • 2
  • Reena Jabamoni
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA

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