Endometriosis interna
Also known as adenomyosis (pronounced ad-den-o-mi-o-sis), this is a common benign condition of the uterus in which the endometrium (the mucous membrane lining the inside of the uterus) grows into the myometrium (the uterine musculature located just outside the endometrium). The endometrium and myometrium under normal circumstances live adjacent to one another as discrete neighbors. In adenomyosis, the endometrium trespasses upon the myometrium. The myometrium may respond to this intrusion with muscular overgrowth. If an island of endometrial tissue is contained and circumscribed within the myometrium, it forms a nodule called an adenomyoma (plural: adenomyomata). Adenomyosis is made up of adeno (gland) + myo (muscle) +osis (a condition of) = a condition of glandular tissue (referring to the endometrium) in the muscle (the myometrium). Adenomyosis goes by several other names including endometriosis uterina,

* * *

adenomyosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Endometriosis uterina — Also known as adenomyosis (pronounced ad den o mi o sis), this is a common benign condition of the uterus in which the endometrium (the mucous membrane lining the inside of the uterus) grows into the myometrium (the uterine musculature located… …   Medical dictionary

  • endometriosis — f. ginec. Trastorno de tejido del endometrio que consiste en la formación de la mucosa endometrial fuera de la cavidad uterina, conservando sus caracteres morfológicos y funcionales (descaman durante la menstruación). Cuando el foco se desarrolla …   Diccionario médico

  • Adenomyosis — Pronounced a den o mi o sis, this is a common benign condition of the uterus in which the endometrium (the mucous membrane lining the inside of the uterus) grows into the myometrium (the uterine musculature located just outside the endometrium).… …   Medical dictionary

  • Adenomiosis — Clasificación y recursos externos CIE 10 N80.0 CIE 9 617.0 OMIM …   Wikipedia Español

  • Adenomyosis uteri — Also known more succinctly as adenomyosis (pronounced ad den o mi o sis), this is a common benign condition of the uterus in which the endometrium (the mucous membrane lining the inside of the uterus) grows into the myometrium (the uterine… …   Medical dictionary

  • Endometriose — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 N80 Endometriose N80.0 Endometriose des Uterus (Adenomyosis uteri) N80.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Embarazo ectópico — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Embarazo ectópico Clasificación y recursos externos Aviso médico …   Wikipedia Español

  • Эндометриоз — I Эндометриоз (endometriosis: греч. endō внутри + mētra матка + ōsis; синоним эндометриоидная гетеротопия) патологический процесс, характеризующийся доброкачественным разрастанием ткани, морфологически и функционально подобной слизистой оболочке… …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Anticoncepción hormonal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La anticoncepción hormonal es un método anticonceptivo basado en el fenómeno de retroalimentación entre hipófisis y ovarios, de tal manera que al administrar hormonas habitualmente producidas por estos como las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • List of sexology topics — This is a list of topics related to sexology, human sexuality and marriage customs, and related topics such as human sexual anatomy, reproductive biology, andrology, gynaecology, obstetrics and, where relevant, anthropology. Note that this list… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”