R Brooke Jeffrey

Publication Details

  • DEGENERATED UTERINE LEIOMYOMA MIMICKING ACUTE APPENDICITIS - SONOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND YACOE, M. E., Jeffrey, R. B. 1995; 23 (8): 473-475

    Abstract:

    The present study reviews four cases in which degenerated uterine leiomyomas mimicked appendicitis clinically. The correct diagnosis was made prospectively by sonography in each case. Appendicitis was excluded by graded compression sonography and an exophytic uterine leiomyoma was identified at the point of maximal symptoms. The leiomyomas demonstrated central hypoechoic foci, but no detectable Doppler flow indicating necrosis. Although the phenomenon of a degenerated uterine leiomyoma mimicking appendicitis clinically is known, sonographic diagnosis has not been reported previously. The importance of making this diagnosis sonographically is that management of a degenerated leiomyoma is conservative and unnecessary surgery could be avoided.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RU78700002

    View details for PubMedID 7499517

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