MRI for adenomyosis: a pictorial review

MRI for adenomyosis: a pictorial review Insights Imaging (2017) 8:549–556 DOI 10.1007/s13244-017-0576-z PICTORIAL REVIEW 1 1 2 2 2 Lisa Agostinho & Rita Cruz & Filipa Osório & João Alves & António Setúbal & Adalgisa Guerra Received: 31 May 2017 /Revised: 26 August 2017 /Accepted: 5 September 2017 /Published online: 4 October 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Keywords Adenomyosis · Uterus · Female urogenital diseases Adenomyosis is defined as the presence of ectopic endome- · Magnetic resonance imaging · Diagnostic imaging trial glands and stroma within the myometrium. It is a disease of the inner myometrium and results from infiltration of the basal endometrium into the underlying myometrium. Introduction Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) and magnetic reso- nance imaging (MRI) are the main radiologic tools for this Adenomyosis is a common benign gynaecological disorder condition. A thickness of the junctional zone of at least defined as the presence of ectopic endometrial glands and 12 mm is the most frequent MRI criterion in establishing the stroma within the myometrium [1]. It is a disease of the presence of adenomyosis. Adenomyosis can appear as a dif- archimetra or inner myometrium and results from infiltration fuse or focal form. Adenomyosis is often associated Insights into Imaging Springer Journals

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