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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21,22) However, it can still be difficult to diagnose adenomyosis on TVS if there are coexistent fibroids and/or there is focal adenomyosis.
Adenomyosis is the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue in the uterine myometrium with smooth muscle hyperplasia.
When this observation is added to the propensity of endometrium to extend as diverticula into the myometrium as adenomyosis, this creates yet another pitfall in the distinction of intramyometrial extension into adenomyosis versus true myometrial invasion by carcinoma.
The data presented included median decreases of 45% for uterine volume, 72% for fibroid volume, and 23% for adenomyosis junctional zone thickness.
Concomitant histopathologic findings included acute and chronic cervicitis in 4 patients, squamous meta plasia of the endometrium in 3 patients, leiomyomata of the uterus in 3 patients, complex hyperplasia with or without atypia of the endometrium in 2 patients, endometrial adenocarcinoma in 2 patients, endometritis in 2 patients, and atypical polypoid adenomyoma in 1 patient, benign endometrial polyps in 1 patient, and adenomyosis in 1 patient.
Adenomyosis creates a very dense, unforgiving myometrium that is very symptomatic for the patient, and affected uteri can reach at least 20 weeks in size without a well-defined mass that can be enucleated, he said at the conference, which was sponsored by the Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons.
the global leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound technology (MRgFUS) announced today that it will be launching ExAblate(R) One for the treatment of uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and research options in women's health and the ExAblate(R) OR system as the Operating Room of the future at the upcoming Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) 2010 meeting.
Adenomyosis is the presence of ectopic endometrial glands from the basal layer of the endometrium within the myometrium, often associated with myometrial hyperplasia.
The differential diagnosis usually includes endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, cysts, and tumors, among other potential causes.
A few benign leiomyomas and adenomyosis were identified within the myometrium.
Gross pathologic findings included a benign endometrial polyp (Figure 1, white arrow), adenomyosis, and leiomyomata in the uterus, while the right ovary contained endometriosis, a simple serous cyst (Figure 1, black arrow), and a benign fibroma.
ExAblate(R) 2000 received the European CE Mark for pain palliation of bone metastases in June 2007 and for Adenomyosis in June 2010.