adenomyosis

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adenomyosis

 [ad″ĕ-no-mi-o´sis]
invasion of the muscular wall of an organ (e.g., uterus) by glandular tissue.

ad·e·no·my·o·sis

(ad'ĕ-nō-mī-ō'sis), [MIM*600458]
The ectopic occurrence or diffuse implantation of adenomatous tissue in muscle (usually smooth muscle).
[G. adēn, gland, + mys, muscle, + -osis condition]

adenomyosis

/ad·e·no·my·o·sis/ (-mi-o´sis) benign ingrowth of the endometrium into the uterine musculature, sometimes with hypertrophy of the latter; if the lesion forms a circumscribed tumorlike nodule, it is called adenomyoma.

adenomyosis

(ăd′n-ō-mī-ō′sĭs)
n.
A form of endometriosis characterized by the invasive, usually benign growth of tissue into smooth muscle such as the uterus.

adenomyosis

[ad′ənōmī·ō′sis]
1 a benign neoplastic condition characterized by tumors composed of glandular tissue and smooth muscle cells.
2 a malignant neoplastic condition characterized by the invasive growth of uterine mucosa in the uterus, pelvis, colon, or oviducts.

adenomyosis

A condition characterised by extension of endometrial glands into the myometrium, often accompanied by diffuse and symmetric enlargement of the uterus.
 
Risk population
More common in multiparous women > age 30, possibly exacerbated by oral contraceptives.
 
Clinical findings
Prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menses with cramping.
 
Management
Analgesics; hysterectomy.

adenomyosis

Stromal endometriosis Gynecology A condition characterized by extension of endometrial glands into the myometrium, often accompanied by diffuse and symmetric enlargement of the uterus Risk population More common in multiparous ♀ > age 30, possibly exacerbated by OCs Clinical Prolonged or heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menses with cramping Management Analgesics; hysterectomy

ad·e·no·my·o·sis

(ad'ĕ-nō-mī-ō'sis)
The ectopic occurrence or diffuse implantation of adenomatous tissue in muscle (usually smooth muscle).
[G. adēn, gland, + mys, muscle, + -osis condition]

adenomyosis

A benign condition, affecting most often the womb (UTERUS), in which glandular lining tissue occurs within the muscular wall. A form of ENDOMETRIOSIS.

Adenomyosis

Uterine thickening caused when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, extends outward into the fibrous and muscular tissue of the uterus.
Mentioned in: Menstrual Disorders

adenomyosis

invasion of the muscular wall of an organ (e.g. uterus) by glandular tissue.

epididymal adenomyosis
occurs in aged dogs and bulls, probably due to chronic estrogenic stimulation, such as occurs in dogs with Sertoli cell tumors. Spermatic granulomas are a common sequel.
uterine adenomyosis
a rare lesion seen occasionally in cows and bitches.