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Case 12132

Soft tissue angioleiomyoma – MRI findings

Author(s)
Carina A Ruano1; Pedro B Oliveira2; Cristina B Marques2; Filipe Caseiro-Alves2

1Department of Radiology,
Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos,
Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central;
Lisboa, Portugal.
E-mail: carinaasr@gmail.com.
2Department of Radiology,
Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra,
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra;
Coimbra, Portugal.
 
Patient
male, 76 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    T1-WI
     

    Axial T1-weighted spin-echo MR image (SE T1-WI) shows a well-defined heterogeneous subcutaneous mass in the internal compartment of the right ankle, of isointense signal compared with skeletal muscle.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;

    The mass shows strong and heterogeneous enhancement on axial SE T1-WI MR image after intravenous administration of contrast material.

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    T2-WI

    Axial fat-suppressed T2-weighted turbo spin-echo MR image (FS TSE T2-WI) reveals that the mass is predominantly hyperintense, with isointense areas intermingled. Note the tortuous vascular structures abutting the...

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Neoplasia;
     
     
Axial T1-weighted spin-echo MR image (SE T1-WI) shows a well-defined heterogeneous subcutaneous mass in the internal compartment of the right ankle, of isointense signal compared with skeletal muscle.
 
The mass shows strong and heterogeneous enhancement on axial SE T1-WI MR image after intravenous administration of contrast material.
 
Axial fat-suppressed T2-weighted turbo spin-echo MR image (FS TSE T2-WI) reveals that the mass is predominantly hyperintense, with isointense areas intermingled. Note the tortuous vascular structures abutting the periphery of the lesion (arrow).
 
 
 
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