Hematopoietic tumors of the female genital system: Imaging features with pathologic correlation

Usama Salem, Christine O. Menias, Akram Shaaban, Priya R. Bhosale, Ayda Youssef, Khaled M. Elsayes

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Various hematopoietic neoplasms can involve the female genital system. The most common hematological malignancy that involves the female genital system is lymphoma and secondary involvement is more common than primary genital lymphoma. Rarely, leukemic infiltration and extramedullary plasmacytomas of the female genital tract may also occur. Being infrequent, these lesions are commonly misdiagnosed radiologically. Therefore, understanding these malignancies of the female genital system and recognizing their imaging features are of utmost clinical importance. Although definitive diagnosis can be made only by histological analysis, imaging of these tumors plays an important role in detecting lesion extensions, guiding biopsies, staging disease, planning therapy, and detecting recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-934
Number of pages13
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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