Endometriosis simulating a soft tissue tumor of the thigh: CT and MR evaluation

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 1985;9(3):573-6. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198505000-00034.


A histologically documented case of endometriosis within the deep musculature of the thigh is presented. Although occurrence of endometriosis outside the abdomen is rare, characteristic periodic exacerbation of symptoms at the time of menstruation should suggest the correct diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endometriosis / diagnosis*
  • Endometriosis / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Muscles / pathology
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology
  • Thigh
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed