Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst

Dr Bruno Di Muzio and Radswiki et al.

Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cysts result from bleeding into corpus luteal cysts.

Radiographic features


Commonly described findings include:

  • complex adnexal mass
  • adnexal thick-walled cystic lesion with lace-like strands
  • adnexal thick-walled cystic lesion with low-level echoes within
  • peripheral vascularity - ring of fire sign
  •  follow up ultrasound is suggested in about 2 menstrual cycles or ~ 6 weeks, especially to differentiate from an endometrioma
  • thick walled peripherally enhancing cystic lesion
  • high attenuation component (45-100 HU)
  • “fluid-fluid hematocrit” level

Differential diagnosis

For ultrasound appearances consider:

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Article information

rID: 15162
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst
  • Haemorrhage into a corpus luteum cyst
  • Haemorrhagic corpus luteal cysts
  • Hemorrhagic corpus luteal cysts

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