Rectosigmoid endometriosis with unusual presentation at magnetic resonance imaging

Ennio Biscaldi, Simone Ferrero, Valentino Remorgida, Ezio Fulcheri, Gian Andrea Rollandi

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Abstract

We report on a patient with a bowel endometriotic nodule that was hypointense on both T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); histologic examination revealed that the MRI appearance of the nodule was due to the presence of extensive fibrosis. Bowel endometriotic nodules with extensive fibrosis and limited endometrial tissue have a signal intensity similar to that of the muscle on both T1- and T2-weighted images. In these patients, additional techniques such as multislice computed tomography enteroclysis may be used for adequate diagnosis before surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • bowel endometriosis
  • Diagnosis
  • endometriosis
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • multidetector computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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