from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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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- n. A condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in the myometrium, sometimes considered as a form of endometriosis.
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- n. the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
Heavy and sometimes painful menstrual periods in women in our forties may be associated with a condition known as adenomyosis.
In some instances, endometrial tissue can also invade the muscle wall of the uterus, causing a problem known as adenomyosis.
They will also compare their current results with those reported for myomectomy and uterine artery embolization and investigate the efficacy of MRgFUS in treating other uterine conditions, such as adenomyosis, a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus also grows within the muscular walls of the uterus, said Hesley.
Most cases of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and fibroids.
Got an MRI done where I worked and it showed adenomyosis.
Hysterectomy is the only way to diagnose adenomyosis definitively, and may be recommended to treat symptoms.
Among the more common reasons are hormone imbalance caused by your body secreting too much estrogen or not enough progesterone; the effects of hormone pills; fibroids; polyps; adenomyosis (see page 209); infection; abnormal growth of the uterine lining (endometrium); chronic endometritis (inflammation or infection of the lining of the uterus); and thyroid hormonal changes.
TIRAT CARMEL, Israel (June 23, 2010) -- InSightec Ltd. announced today that its ExAblate® system has received an expanded CE Mark certification for "ablation of soft tissue for treatment of benign tumors, including uterine fibroids and adenomyosis" using Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) technology.
While fibroids and adenomyosis are both non-cancerous tumours of the uterus, fibroids grow out from the uterine wall, and adenomyosis originates from swelling of the uterine wall as a result of the penetration of endometrial tissue.
Clear-cut surgical excision of the whole adenomyosis lesion is difficult because of its ambiguous boundary.
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