Diffuse uterine adenomyosis

Dr Mohamed Saber 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.

Non-specific but may be seen as heterogeneity in myometrial echotexture.

Myometrial bulkiness however may be asymmetric and typically can affect the fundal region and posterior wall 4.

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.

Article information

rID: 15353
System: Gynaecology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diffuse adenomyosis of the uterus
  • Diffuse adenomyosis

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