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myometrium

 [mi″o-me´tre-um]
the smooth muscle coat of the uterus. adj., adj myome´trial.
Layers of myometrium showing the three layers of smooth muscle fiber. From Gorrie et al., 1994.

my·o·me·tri·um

(mī'ō-mē'trē-ŭm), [TA]
The muscular wall of the uterus.
[myo- + G. mētra, uterus]

myometrium

/myo·me·tri·um/ (-me´tre-um) the tunica muscularis of the uterus.myome´trial

myometrium

[mī′ōmē′trē·əm] pl. myometria
Etymology: Gk, mys + metra, womb
the muscular layer of the wall of the uterus. The smooth muscle fibers of the myometrium course around the uterus horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

myometrium

The muscular layer of the uterus which is contained between the endometrium and the serosa of the uterus.

Diseases of
Adenomyosis, leiomyoma (fibroma), adenomatoid tumour, leiomyosarcoma

my·o·me·tri·um

(mī'ō-mē'trē-ŭm) [TA]
The muscular wall of the uterus.
[myo- + G. mētra, uterus]

myometrium

The muscle wall of the womb (uterus).

myometrium

the muscular wall of the UTERUS.

myometrium

the smooth muscle coat of the uterus.
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In contrast to a uterus during labor, a quiescent uterus has thick myometrium whose lower segment is relatively high and thick because of a lack of contractions, and cutting into the lower segment might cause more bleeding as well as difficulty in suturing.
Scar pregnancies with minimal or absent overlying myometrium are typically diagnosed in the first trimester and carry increased risk of hemorrhage and uterine rupture.
However, no myometrium was seen on the US around the sac, and high risk of uterine rupture was considered.
An ectopic pregnancy embedded in the myometrium of a previous cesarean section scar.
Ultrasonography of the abdomen showed a 10x10 cmuniloculated mass with regular borders in the myometrium.
Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan (A) shows 7 fibroids in a 22-week-sized uterus, and 6-month postoperative MRI scan (B) shows a normal-sized uterus with excellent healing of the myometrium.
Supporting this finding, a polymorphism of the MMP-1 gene affecting collagen remodeling in the myometrium was suggested to be a potential risk factor for developing leiomyoma in a Russian population [34].
A TVS showed an avascular area of mixed echogenicity measuring 61 x 43 x 54mm in the lower anterior myometrium at the level of the previous caesarean scar.
Another benefit of SIS over TVUS and hysterosalpingogram is that one can measure the thickness of the remaining myometrium overlying the isthmocele, which is especially important knowledge for patients considering another pregnancy.
It emphasizes the morphologic features and immunohistochemistry of biopsies of the cervix, endometrium, and myometrium, as well as differential diagnosis and benign mimics of tumors.
Tissue sections were then immunofluorescently stained to detect PGRAB followed by image analysis to determine intensity of staining in selected utero-placental compartments including luminal epithelium (LE), endometrial glands (EG), endometrial stroma (ES), endometrial blood vessels (EBV), myometrium (MYO), myometrial blood vessels (MBV), and fetal membranes (FM, fetal placental tissues).