Ultrasonic “honeycomb” appearance of uterine submucous fibroids undergoing cystic degeneration

Authors

  • Jacob R. Cohen MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology “B,” Serlin Maternity Hospital, 15 Ein Dor Street, Hakirya 67441, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dov Luxman MD,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Joseph Sagi MD,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Joseph Jossiphov MD,

    1. Department of Pathology, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Menachem P. David MD

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are the most common of uterine benign tumors. Generally, the ultrasonic appearance of uterine fibroids is typical, and diagnosis is uncomplicated. However, the sonographic characteristics of fibroids undergoing cystic degeneration, and especially those of the submucous type, may be misleading. We present a series of submucous fluids with cystic degeneration in peri- and postmenopausal women showing a distinct sonographic “honeycomb” pattern erroneously diagnosed as endometrial hyperplasia. The correct diagnosis was established by hysteroscopy. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ancillary