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Gynecology

Hypoechoic mass of the uterus

08/10/2007

Question:

ULTRASOUND RESULTS SHOWED I HAVE A HYPOECHOIC MASS MEASURING 5.8 CM FOUND IN THE ANTERIOR UTERUS CONSISTANT WITH A LEIOMYOMA. MY RIGHT OVARY MEASURES: L=13.9, H=12.4, W=15.4, VOLUME=1387...UTERUS MEASURES: L=14.8, H=7.23, W=7.77, VOLUME(CC)=435. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF FREE FLUID. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

Answer:

A "leiomyomata" is the technical term for uterine fibroid. A fibroid is a benign smooth muscle growth of the uterus. They are very common and effect as many as 50% of women in their 40's . Please refer to the information regarding fibroids listed below

Related Resources:

Fibroids (Leiomyomata)
Uterine Fibroids

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated