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Is There a Place for UAE in Adenomyosis?

  • Paul N. M. Lohle
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Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Adenomyosis is a benign invasion of endometrium into the myometrium that results in a diffusely enlarged uterus that microscopically exhibits ectopic non-neoplastic endometrial glands and stroma surrounded by the hypertrophic and hyperplastic myometrium. This benign disease has either a focal or diffuse distribution in the uterine wall. Between 60 and 80 % of women with adenomyosis have coexisting pelvic localisations of the disease. Adenomyosis may occur alone, but is more frequently accompanied by fibroids in up to 55 % of cases.

Keywords

Uterine Artery Uterine Artery Embolization Uterine Fibroid Embolic Agent Junction Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interventional radiologist, Department of RadiologySt. Elisabeth ZiekenhuisTilburgThe Netherlands

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