We reviewed the ultrasonographic findings in eight patients with 11 lipomatous uterine tumors studied with transabdominal (eight cases) and transvaginal (six cases) techniques. A transvaginal color Doppler study was obtained in five patients. Two patients had more than one nodule (two and three uterine nodules, respectively). All lipomatous tumors had regular margins and were hyperechoic. Transvaginal sonography allowed the identification of one small previously undetected tumor but was not able to image the entire extent of two large lipomatous masses. In one case, it helped to establish the actual uterine origin of an eccentric pelvic mass. Color Doppler sonography showed complete absence of flow in all tumors examined. We believe that lipomatous tumors of the uterus can be diagnosed with a high degree of certainty by ultrasonography if a homogeneously hyperechoic avascular mass can be clearly identified to be of uterine origin. We reviewed the ultrasonographic findings in eight patients with 11 lipomatous uterine tumors studied with transabdominal (eight cases) and transvaginal (six cases) techniques. A transvaginal color Doppler study was obtained in five patients. Two patients had more than one nodule (two and three uterine nodules, respectively). All lipomatous tumors had regular margins and were hyperechoic. Transvaginal sonography allowed the identification of one small previously undetected tumor but was not able to image the entire extent of two large lipomatous masses. In one case, it helped to establish the actual uterine origin of an eccentric pelvic mass. Color Doppler sonography showed complete absence of flow in all tumors examined. We believe that lipomatous tumors of the uterus can be diagnosed with a high degree of certainty by ultrasonography if a homogeneously hyperechoic avascular mass can be clearly identified to be of uterine origin.

Lipomatous tumors of the uterus: Ultrasonographic findings in 11 cases / Serafini G.; Martinoli C.; Quadri P.; Speca S.; Crespi G.; Venturino E.. - In: JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE. - ISSN 1550-9613. - STAMPA. - 15(3)(1996), pp. 195-199.

Lipomatous tumors of the uterus: Ultrasonographic findings in 11 cases

MARTINOLI, CARLO;
1996

Abstract

We reviewed the ultrasonographic findings in eight patients with 11 lipomatous uterine tumors studied with transabdominal (eight cases) and transvaginal (six cases) techniques. A transvaginal color Doppler study was obtained in five patients. Two patients had more than one nodule (two and three uterine nodules, respectively). All lipomatous tumors had regular margins and were hyperechoic. Transvaginal sonography allowed the identification of one small previously undetected tumor but was not able to image the entire extent of two large lipomatous masses. In one case, it helped to establish the actual uterine origin of an eccentric pelvic mass. Color Doppler sonography showed complete absence of flow in all tumors examined. We believe that lipomatous tumors of the uterus can be diagnosed with a high degree of certainty by ultrasonography if a homogeneously hyperechoic avascular mass can be clearly identified to be of uterine origin. We reviewed the ultrasonographic findings in eight patients with 11 lipomatous uterine tumors studied with transabdominal (eight cases) and transvaginal (six cases) techniques. A transvaginal color Doppler study was obtained in five patients. Two patients had more than one nodule (two and three uterine nodules, respectively). All lipomatous tumors had regular margins and were hyperechoic. Transvaginal sonography allowed the identification of one small previously undetected tumor but was not able to image the entire extent of two large lipomatous masses. In one case, it helped to establish the actual uterine origin of an eccentric pelvic mass. Color Doppler sonography showed complete absence of flow in all tumors examined. We believe that lipomatous tumors of the uterus can be diagnosed with a high degree of certainty by ultrasonography if a homogeneously hyperechoic avascular mass can be clearly identified to be of uterine origin.
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