Sonographic evaluation of a leiomyoma of the broad ligament of the uterus

Retta E. Pelsang, Joel Sorosky, Todd Woods

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Leiomyomas of the uterus generally have a characteristic ultrasound appearance. We present a case of leiomyoma of the broad ligament of the uterus. A 46-year-old woman who had previously undergone a hysterectomy had a pelvic mass with a whorled appearance and acoustic shadowing suggestive of a leiomyoma on sonography. Based on the sonographic appearance, a preoperative diagnosis of a leiomyoma was made despite the unusual location. Histologic examination of the excised mass revealed leiomyoma originating from the broad ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 1999

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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