Adenomyosis in pregnancy. A review

R. Azziz

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Adenomyosis of the gravid uterus has been considered a rare condition, associated with a high incidence of obstetric and/or surgical complications. In addition, various studies have claimed that the adenomyotic implants hormonally respond only to estrogen. A careful review of the literature does not support these notions. The incidence of adenomyosis is the gravid uterus appears to be about 17%. However, 80 years' worth of literature contains only 29 reports of associated obstetric complications. There is also ample evidence of adenomyosis demonstrating progesterone effects within the hormonal milieu of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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