(en-do-mee-tree-o-sis) a benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen.
A benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen.
A condition in which functional endometrial tissue is present outside the uterus. It is often confined to the pelvis involving the ovary, the ligaments, cul-de-sac, and the uterovesical peritoneum.
A condition where uterine tissues are found outside the uterus
Condition in which tissue more or less perfectly resembling the uterine mucous membrane (the endometrium) and containing typical endometrial granular and stromal elements occurs aberrantly in various locations in the pelvic cavity.
Endometriosis is a problem affecting a woman's uterus - the place where a baby grows when she's pregnant. Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. It can grow on the ovaries, behind the uterus or on the bowels or bladder. Rarely, it grows in other parts of the body. This "misplaced" tissue can cause pain, infertility, and very heavy periods. The pain is usually in the abdomen, lower back or pelvic areas. Some women have no symptoms at all. Having trouble getting pregnant may be the first sign. The cause of endometriosis is not known. Pain medicines and hormones often help. Severe cases may need surgery. There are also treatments to improve fertility in women with endometriosis.
The extension of endometrial tissue (endometrium) into the myometrium. It usually occurs in women in their reproductive years and may result in a diffusely enlarged uterus with ectopic and benign endometrial glands and stroma.
The growth of functional endometrial tissue in anatomic sites outside the uterine body. It most often occurs in the pelvic organs.