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Br J Radiol. 2011 Apr;84(1000):e68-71. doi: 10.1259/bjr/56484373.

Uterine cavernous haemangioma in a post-menopausal woman: CT and MRI findings mimicking uterine myoma with degeneration.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.


Cavernous haemangioma is a very rare vascular malformation of the uterus. We describe the CT and MRI findings of a cavernous haemangioma in an 81-year-old female with recurrent menorrhagia. CT showed a well-marginated mass with multifocal calcifications and extensive haemorrhage, as well as necrosis in the anterior wall of the uterus. MRI revealed heterogeneous low- to high-signal intensities of the mass on T(1) and T(2 )weighted images as well as portions with poor enhancement of the mass on contrast-enhanced T(1 )weighted images. Although rare, cavernous haemangioma should be included in the differential diagnosis of a calcified haemorrhagic necrotic uterine mass in post-menopausal women.

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