Vascular leiomyoma of an extremity: MR imaging-pathology correlation

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Oct;171(4):981-5. doi: 10.2214/ajr.171.4.9762979.


Objective: The objective of our study was to analyze MR images of vascular leiomyoma of the extremity and to compare these images with histopathologic findings to determine if a correlation exists.

Conclusion: T2-weighted MR images of vascular leiomyoma of an extremity showed a mass with mixed areas that were both hyper- and isointense to skeletal muscle and also revealed a hypointense rim; these images correlate with histopathologic findings of smooth muscle, vessels, fibrous tissue, an intravascular thrombus, and a fibrous capsule.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angiomyoma / pathology*
  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Hand
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Vascular Neoplasms / pathology*


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA