myometrium


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Noun1.myometrium - the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus
involuntary muscle, smooth muscle - a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
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my·o·me·tri·um

n. miometrio, pared muscular del útero.
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Placenta accreta, also known as abnormally invasive placenta, is characterized by the excessive invasion of chorionic villi to the myometrium or even to the uterine serosa and neighboring organs.
2-5] The term "junctional zone" was introduced in this manner to describe this interface observed on MRI: a distinct low signal on T2-weighted sequences separating the endometrium in high signal intensity from the outer myometrium in intermediate signal.
The gestational sac was located in the low anterior uterine segment, and there was marked thinning of overlying myometrium.
It is typically t-shaped or frameless and is anchored to the myometrium at the fundus.
12] Myometrium is innervated by cholinergic parasympathetic fibers and acetylcholine activates the [M.
Suburethral localization is atypical because leiomyomas appear exclusively in the myometrium, urinary bladder, urethra and renal pelvis (3).
The guideline also details an important change in another classification: placenta accreta, the abnormal attachment of the placenta to the myometrium that may be associated with placenta previa.
4) Considering the intrauterine location of angular pregnancies and the enveloping myometrium, these patients would possibly present the symptoms later than those with other types of ectopic pregnancies.
1 Interstitial pregnancy results when implantation occurs in the interstitium, the most proximal part of the fallopian tubes that is surrounded by the myometrium.
They are benign proliferations of smooth muscle cells of the myometrium.
There is an early invasion of the myometrium and it is presumed that this occurs through a microscopic tract in the cesarean section scar tissue.
Adenomyosis is characterized by the presence of heterotopic endometrial glands and stroma deep within the myometrium with adjacent myometrial hyperplasia (3).