Hemorrhagic ovarian cyst

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Recurrent right sided pelvic pain

Patient Data

Age: 31 years old
Gender: Female

Right ovarian cyst that displays complex signal characteristics:

  • T1: Low signal at the center with peripheral hyperintense signal surrounded by hypointense wall
  • T2: Hyperintense signal with very low signal wall
  • STIR: similar to T2 with no fat component

Case Discussion

The cyst displays signal according to the stage of hemorrhage. The following cyst contains hemorrhage in the chronic stage at the center and subacute stage peripherally with hemosiderine deposition at the wall.

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Case information

rID: 24294
Published: 5th Aug 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
Tag: ovary, cyst
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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