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.
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As suggested in this study, pelvic pain is frequently present in patients with IBS, both with and without adenomyosis.
It is worth noting that only one case had detectable CECs among the five adenomyosis patients.
Practical relevance to UAE: Patients with pure adenomyosis or adenomyosis coexisting with fibroids are potential candidates for UAE.
This was a case of adenomyosis with concurrent extensive endometriosis.
With adenomyosis, the endoscopy took form of the "eyes" of dark-purple color on the background of relief of the uterine walls.
The appearance of the junctional zone changes with sustained myometrial contractions or uterine peristalsis are important to distinguish from leiomyomas or adenomyosis.
Adenomyosis commonly present with AUB and dysmenorrhoea.
If the differentiation is into various abnormally arranged pancreatic and glandular elements, terms like adenomyoma, myoepithelial hamartoma, adenomyosis and foregut choristoma are used.
Menorrhagia is most commonly associated with benign pathologies like uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and pelvic infection.
Over the last decade, great interest has been shown for the reconstruction of the path that led to the identification of the two conditions we call adenomyosis and endometriosis.
Uterine adenomyosis is known to affect multiparous women in their late 30-40 years with simple hysterectomy being the standard treatment for patients with severe symptoms like dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia.