Spontaneous Uterine Leiomyoma Torsion: A Challenging Differential Diagnosis for Radiologists

  • Ekaterini Tavernaraki CT-MRI Department, Evaggelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Sofia Athanasiou CT-MRI Department, Evaggelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Pavlos Ampatzis CT-MRI Department, Evaggelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Keywords

Uterine leiomyoma, complication, torsion, diagnostic imaging

Abstract

Uterine leiomyomas are very common gynaecological benign tumours. Spontaneous torsion of a uterine subserosal leiomyoma is a rare cause of acute lower abdominal pain and should be treated immediately with surgery. We report a case of an enlarged subserosal leiomyoma that was first detected by computed tomography (CT) and further confirmed by laparoscopic surgery to be a subserosal leiomyoma with torsion.

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  • Published: 2020-06-23

    Issue: Vol 7 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

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    Tavernaraki E, Athanasiou S, Ampatzis P. Spontaneous Uterine Leiomyoma Torsion: A Challenging Differential Diagnosis for Radiologists. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Jun.23 [cited 2020Oct.24];7(9). Available from: https://www.ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1586

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