Endovaginal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of adenomyosis uteri

Endovaginal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of adenomyosis uteri

Endovaginal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of adenomyosis uteri: identifying the predictive characteristics

1: Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1995 Jun;102(6):471-4. Links
Brosens JJ, de Souza NM, Barker FG, Paraschos T, Winston RM
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Objective: To evaluate prospectively the role of endovaginal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of adenomyosis and to identify predictive characteristics.

Setting: In Vitro Fertilisation Unit, Hammersmith Hospital.

Subjects: Fifty-six women with menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea.

Design: Endovaginal sonography was performed and uterine body morphometry and myometrial echogenicity were assessed. The sonographic suspicion of adenomyosis was scored high or low depending on the degree of uterine enlargement, uterine asymmetry not due to fibroids and heterogenicity of myometrial echoes.

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