Uterine cirsoid aneurysm: MRI and MRA

Ikuo Joja, Mari Asakawa, Kazumi Motoyama, Akihito Mitsumori, Tomio Nakagawa, Susumu Kanazawa, Masahiro Kuroda, Izumi Togami, Yoshio Hiraki, Takafumi Kudo

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Uterine cirsoid aneurysm is uncommon. It is important to make a diagnosis of this disease preoperatively, because repeated curettages may induce life- threatening massive genital bleeding. We present a case of a 51-year-old woman with uterine cirsoid aneurysm in whom MRI and MRA were very useful for the preoperative diagnosis. The radiologic appearances on ultrasonography, CT, conventional SE MRI, MRA, dynamic MRI, and pelvic angiography are presented. Conventional SE T1-weighted and T2-weighted images demonstrated multiple flow voids in the uterus and bilateral adnexal regions, MRA demonstrated a cluster of distinct, tortuous, and coiled vascular channels in the pelvis. MRA could obtain images almost equal to angiography and was considered to be an excellent noninvasive imaging technique for the diagnosis of uterine cirsoid aneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 1996


  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malformations, arteriovenous
  • Uterus, abnormalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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