Urinary bladder leiomyoma on 3T magnetic resonance imaging

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Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2014,3,2s,s26-s28.
Published:July 2014
Type:Case Report

Urinary bladder leiomyoma on 3T magnetic resonance imaging

Hirenkumar K. Panwala, T. B. S. Buxi, Seema Sud, Aditi Sud, Abhishek Agarwal, Navneet Redhu

Department of CT and MRI, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Abstract:

A 37‑year‑old female presented with difficulty in passing urine for 2 years. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on various pulse sequences revealed a globular mass lesion suggestive of leiomyoma in the urinary bladder. Leiomyoma of bladder is a very rare entity. Only about 300–350 cases are reported worldwide. On 3T MRI leiomyoma of the bladder may give varying appearance as compared with previously reported cases on 1.5 T possibly due to higher magnetic field strength. Leiomyoma of bladder is a benign condition, and the prognosis is excellent. Partial cystectomy was done, and histopathology examination confirmed the bladder leiomyoma.