High-signal-intensity rim surrounding uterine leiomyomas on MR images: Pathologic correlation

R. L. Mittl, I. T. Yeh, H. Y. Kressel

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A high-intensity rim surrounding uterine leiomyomas was identified on T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images in five of 13 patients with histopathologically confirmed leiomyomas. These peripheral high-intensity rims were not associated with subject age or with size, location, or degeneration of the leiomyomas. Histologic examination revealed markedly dilated lymphatic vessels, dilated veins, edema, or a combination of these features to correspond to the location of the high-intensity rims. These benign causes of high intensity in the myometrium should not be confused with clinically important processes such as adenomyosis or invasion by endometrial carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Myoma
  • Uterine neoplasms, diagnosis
  • Uterine neoplasms, MR studies
  • Uterus, MR studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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