Angioleiomyoma in soft tissue of extremities: MRI findings

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Jun;192(6):W291-4. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.3952.


Objective: The purpose of our study was to describe the MRI findings of angioleiomyoma in the soft tissue of the extremities.

Conclusion: Angioleiomyoma should be considered a possible diagnosis when a well-demarcated subcutaneous mass of isointense signal on T1-weighted images, heterogeneous high signal intensity on T2-weighted images with homogeneous strong enhancement, and an adjacent tortuous vascular structure is seen in the extremities.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angiomyoma / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Extremities / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Young Adult