Intramural uterine leiomyoma

Intramural uterine leiomyoma is the most common type of uterine leiomyoma in terms of location. They are centered primarily within the myometrium. A large intramural uterine leiomyoma can, however, have a submucosal or subserosal component.

Clinical presentation

They are usually asymptomatic; however, they may cause infertility due to compression of the fallopian tubes.

These may also occasionally cause bleeding which may be due to an interference of intramural leiomyomas with normal uterine contractility.

Radiographic features

Please refer to the main article on uterine leiomyomas for a detailed discussion on their imaging features. ​

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Article information

rID: 15160
System: Gynaecology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intramural leiomyoma
  • Intra-mural uterine leiomyoma
  • Intramural fibroid
  • Intramural uterine fibroid
  • Intra-mural leiomyoma
  • Intra-mural uterine leiomyomas
  • Intra-mural uterine leiomyomata

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  • Uterine leiomyomas
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  • Case 3: large intramural fibroid on MRI
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