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ABSTRACT: Cystadenofibromas are rare benign or borderline malignant neoplasms containing both epithelial and stromal components. We report a case of endometrioid cystadenofibroma in a patient with endometriosis. In this case, the solid component showed very high signal intensity on T2-weighted images and was enhanced after Gd-DTPA administration, reflecting marked stromal edema of fibrous tissue. Endometrial cysts with malignant transformation are reported to have an enhancing solid component and to show various intensities on T2-weighted imaging. However, a solid component showing very high signal intensity on T2-weighted images should also be considered stromal edema in benign or borderline cystadenofibromas.
Nihon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica 10/2003; 63(8):418-9.