Uterine Adenomyosis

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Definition

Adenomyosis is uterine thickening that occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, moves into the outer muscular walls of the uterus.


Alternative Names

Endometriosis interna; Adenomyoma


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause is unknown. Sometimes adenomyosis may cause a mass or growth within the uterus, which is called an adenomyoma.

The disease usually occurs in women older than 30 who have had children. It is more likely in women with previous cesarean section...

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