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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

adenomyosis

A benign condition, affecting most often the womb (UTERUS), in which glandular lining tissue occurs within the muscular wall. A form of ENDOMETRIOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The cultured cells with smooth muscle protein, vimentin, and keratin positive expression were identified as adenomyosis cells, as shown in Figure 1.
Adenomyosis is associated with dysmenorrhea, uterine bleeding disorders, chronic pelvic pain, and dyspareunia [1].
The use of in-bag morcellation minimizes the risk of inadvertent tissue dissemination in occult malignancy or benign conditions like adenomyosis or leiomyomatosis.
This was a case of adenomyosis with concurrent extensive endometriosis.
Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, women with ultrasound diagnosis of adenomyosis and endometriosis undergoing surgery for endometriosis and patients with ultrasound diagnosis of adenomyosis undergoing surgery for infertility were enrolled.
According to a systematic review,3 the sensitivity and specificity of imaging in the diagnosis of adenomyosis is 72% and 81%, respectively, for TVUS and 77% and 89%, respectively, for MRI.
Adenomyosis is characterized by endometrial-like glands and stroma deep within the myometrium of the uterus and generally is classified as diffuse or focal.
In response to this issue, several studies related to the prediction of the therapeutic response led to some achievements; for example, dark signal intensity of adenomyosis during T2-weighted imaging and a lower apparent diffusion coefficient value of preprocedural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were utilized as predictors of the therapeutic response of adenomyosis in UAE (8-10).
Adenomyosis: Difficult to diagnose, and difficult to treat.
The Group will adopt HIFU as a therapeutic modality for uterine fibroids ablation treatment, and launch Hong Kong's first minimally-invasive & non-invasive centre and training centre focusing on uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and other suitable indications.
Dr Rahman will be available for consultations and laparoscopic solutions for general gynaecologic oncology surgeries, correction of mullerian anomalies, severe endometriosis and adenomyosis, pelvis fistulas, myomectomy and cervical cerclage in pregnancy.
Hysterectomy remains as one of the most successful operations in terms of symptoms relief, patient's satisfaction, improvement in quality of life and providing definite cure to many non-neoplastic lesions of uterus such as fibroids, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, adenomyosis etc.