Spontaneous prolapse of pedunculated uterine submucosal leiomyoma: usefulness of broccoli sign on CT and MR imaging

Jin Woo Kim, Chang-Hee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim, Cheol Min Park

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We report the case of a patient who presented with a bulky perineal mass expelled from the introitus. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed that it was prolapsed submucosal uterine leiomyoma. It is unusual that submucosal leiomyoma is expelled to the perineum, but the MR imaging findings were characteristic and had a "broccoli-like" appearance. Familiarity with this appearance may be helpful in diagnosing prolapsed leiomyoma which is uncommon but has characteristic imaging feature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 1



  • CT
  • MRI
  • Tumor
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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