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J Radiol Case Rep. 2012 Feb;6(2):1-8. doi: 10.3941/jrcr.v6i2.809. Epub 2012 Feb 1.

MRgFUS treatment of uterine fibroid in a nulliparous woman with acute retention of urine.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Godavari Imaging Sciences and Research Centre & GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Uterine fibroids are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract. Although most fibroids are asymptomatic, about 25% are associated with symptoms that can have a significant impact on patient's quality of life, including prolonged or excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or bulkiness, dyspareunia, increased urinary frequency, and infertility. Various treatment options available for symptomatic uterine fibroids include hysterectomy, myomectomy (abdominal or laparoscopic), uterine artery embolization, MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), and hormonal therapy, which also is sometimes used as adjuvant to other therapies. MRgFUS is a non-invasive treatment approach for symptomatic uterine fibroids. The following case report demonstrates successful treatment of a fibroid that is hyper-intense on T2WIs by MRgFUS with immediate alleviation of pressure symptoms on the urinary bladder.


Acute bladder retention; Fibroid; MRgFUS; Nulliparous

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