Diffuse uterine adenomyosis

Dr Ian Bickle and Radswiki et al.

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.

Radiographic features

Pelvic MRI

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
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse adenomyosis of the uterus
  • Diffuse adenomyosis

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