Pure uterine lipoma

Erdem G., Celik O., Karakas H. M. , Alkan A., Hascalik S.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, vol.25, no.8, pp.1232-1236, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mri.2007.01.116
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1232-1236
  • Keywords: lipoma, uterus, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion-weighted imaging, TUMORS, CT, DIAGNOSIS, FEATURES, UTERUS, BRAIN, MRI


Lipomatous tumors of the uterus are unusual, benign neoplasms seen in postmenopausal women. Although many of the mixed-type cases such as lipoleiomyoma and fibrolipoma have been reported, pure uterine lipomas are extremely rare. In the literature, a few cases with pure uterine lipoma have been reported. We first present the advanced magnetic resonance findings of pure uterine lipoma, followed by those of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT). We markedly detected lipid peaks on the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and the apparent diffusion coefficient value to be 0.00 due to chemical-shift effects with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Although pelvic lipomatous tumors can be diagnosed with US and CT, in some cases, further workup may be required to localize the lesion. MRI may yield more valuable data for differential diagnosis. MRS and DWI findings provide additional clues on the nature of the lesion. (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.