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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]
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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
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References in periodicals archive ?
The most common symptoms of uterine adenomyosis are dysmenorrhea, menor-rhagia and chronic pelvic pain.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of conservative surgical treatment for uterine adenomyosis combined with administration of GnRH agonist in symptomatic women.
From March 2008 to November 2009, a total of 18 patients with uterine adenomyosis were treated via conservative surgery (laparotomy or laparoscopy) performed by a single surgeon.
Between January 2000 and December 2007, a total of 40 patients with a history of dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia and unexplained infertility (6-15 years) were diagnosed to have uterine adenomyosis by clinical examination, transvaginal ultrasound (TV-USG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Conservative "cytoreductive" surgery was performed in patients with uterine adenomyosis (Group B), using a microsurgical technique to avoid unnecessary injury to the uterus.
At present, the therapeutic methods of management of symptomatic uterine adenomyosis in subfertile patients is not agreed upon, mainly because the condition affects multiparous women in whom preservation of the uterus is not an issue.
Timmerman, "Uterine adenomyosis in the infertility clinic," Human Reproduction Update, vol.
Fukuda et al., "Erratum: Novel conservative medical therapy for uterine adenomyosis with a danazolloaded intrauterine
Habiba, "Uterine adenomyosis is associated with ultrastructural features of altered contractility in the inner myometrium," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
Bret, "Diffuse uterine adenomyosis: morphologic criteria and diagnostic accuracy of endovaginal sonography," Radiology, vol.