Diffuse uterine adenomyosis

Diffuse uterine adenomyosis is the most common of uterine adenomyosis. For the discussion of adenomyosis, please refer to the parent article - adenomyosis of the uterus.

Diffuse adenomyosis may account for ~2/3rd of uterine adenomyosis.

Diffuse adenomyosis can be even or uneven in involvement and, therefore, it is subclassified as either symmetrical or asymmetrical 3.

Non specific but may seen as a heterogeneity in myometrial echotexture.

On T2-weighted MR images, diffuse adenomyosis usually manifested as diffuse thickening of the endometrial-myometrial junctional zone (many use the thickness cut off of ~12 mm) with homogeneous low signal intensity 1.

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rID: 15353
System: Gynaecology
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse adenomyosis of the uterus
  • Diffuse adenomyosis

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