Is adenomyosis the neglected phenotype of an endomyometrial dysfunction syndrome?


Since the dissociation between adenomyoma and endometriosis in the 1920s and the laparoscopic progress in the diagnosis and surgery of endometriosis, the literature has been greatly focused on the disease endometriosis. The study of adenomyosis, on the other hand, has been neglected as the diagnosis remained based on hysterectomy specimens. However, since the introduction of magnetic resonance and sonographic imaging techniques in the 1980s, the myometrial junctional zone has been identified as a third uterine zone and interest in adenomyosis was renewed. This has also been the start for the interest in the role of the myometrial junctional zone dysfunction and adenomyosis in reproductive and obstetrical disorders.

DOI: 10.1007/s10397-011-0723-3

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@inproceedings{Brosens2011IsAT, title={Is adenomyosis the neglected phenotype of an endomyometrial dysfunction syndrome?}, author={Ivo Brosens and Georg Kunz and Giuseppe Benagiano}, booktitle={Gynecological Surgery}, year={2011} }