Adenomyosis, a gynecologic condition characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma within the myometrium, can significantly reduce quality of life. The true prevalence of adenomyosis is unknown. Adenomyosis occurs in 8.8% to 61.5% of women undergoing hysterectomy, and rates vary widely by differences in diagnostic criteria and variations between and within pathologists.1,2 The prevalence is estimated to range from 20% to 34%, based on patients referred for pelvic imaging rather than the general population of women.2
Kho KA, Chen JS, Halvorson LM. Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Adenomyosis. JAMA. 2021;326(2):177–178. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.26436
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