From clinical symptoms to MR imaging : diagnostic steps in adenomyosis

  • Adenomyosis or endometriosis genitalis interna is a frequent benign disease of women in fertile age. It causes symptoms like bleeding disorders and dysmenorrhea and seems to have a negative effect on fertility. Adenomyosis can be part of a complex genital and extragenital endometriosis but also can be found as a solitary uterine disease. While peritoneal endometriosis can be easily diagnosed by laparoscopy with subsequent biopsy, the determination of adenomyosis is difficult. In the following literature review, the diagnostic methods clinical history and symptoms, gynecological examination, 2D and 3D transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopy will be discussed step by step in order to evaluate their predictive value in the diagnosis of adenomyosis.

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Author:Harald Krentel, Cristina Cezar, Sven BeckerGND, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Vasilios Tanos, Markus Wallwiener, Rudy Leon de Wilde
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Parent Title (English):BioMed research international
Place of publication:New York [u. a.]
Contributor(s):Kyousuke Takeuchi
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2017
Date of first Publication:2017/12/04
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/08/12
Issue:Art. 1514029
Page Number:7
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Copyright © 2017 H. Krentel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
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