Uterus

Adenomyosis

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Adenomyosis, Endometriosis of Uterus

  • Epidemiology
  1. Prevalence is highly variable: 5-70%
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Endometrial glands and stroma embed within the myometrium of the Uterus
  2. Known as Endometriosis of the Uterus (or internal Endometriosis)
  • Symptoms
  1. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstrual periods)
  2. Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
  3. Metrorrhagia (prolonged menstrual periods)
  • Signs
  1. Enlarged Uterus that is tender and boggy
  • Imaging