Magnetic resonance imaging findings of fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva: radiological-pathological correlation

Abstract

We describe the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in a 20-year-old woman with a fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva. Within the lesion, abundant fibrous tissue was visualized as stratiform hypointense areas on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. At the center of the attachment site, clustered fatty tissue was revealed as linear hyperintense areas on T1-weighted MRI. A mild degree of edematous stroma including less fibrosis and cellularity was demonstrated as hyperintense areas on T2-weighted MRI and hypointense areas on T1-weighted MRI. Although the MRI findings of fibroepithelial polyps of the vulva are often similar to those of aggressive angiomyxoma, angiomyofibroblastoma, and cellular angiofibroma, a fibroepithelial polyp should be considered when radiological images demonstrate the following features: stratiform hypointense areas surrounded by patchy hyperintense areas on T2-weighted MRI and hyperintense areas on T1-weighted MRI.

DOI: 10.1007/s11604-010-0465-6

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@article{Kato2010MagneticRI, title={Magnetic resonance imaging findings of fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva: radiological-pathological correlation}, author={Hiroki Kato and Masayuki Kanematsu and Eriko Sato and Naoki Ito and Tatsuro Furui and Yoshinobu Hirose}, journal={Japanese Journal of Radiology}, year={2010}, volume={28}, pages={609-612} }