Classification and external resources
ICD-O: 8932/0
MeSH D018194

Adenomyoma is a tumor ("-oma") including components derived from glands ("adeno-") and muscle ("-my-").[1] It is a type of complex and mixed tumor.

In Ob/Gyn contexts, it is a form of adenomyosis that forms a mass or growth around the tissue of the inner uterus.

Usually occurs in women over 30 who have carried a pregnancy to term. Conversely, it rarely occurs in women who have not carried to term.

Most cases of adenomyosis are non-symptomatic. However, it may present with dysmenorrhea and pelvic pain. In case of juvenile cystic adenomyoma, laparoscopic enucleation results in a statistically and clinically significant reduction in dysmenorrhea, ease in any chronic pelvic pain and low risk of recurrence.[2]


  1. ^ "adenomyoma" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Takeuchi H, Kitade M, Kikuchi I, Kumakiri J, Kuroda K, Jinushi M (June 2009). "Diagnosis, laparoscopic management, and histopathologic findings of juvenile cystic adenomyoma: a review of nine cases". Fertil. Steril. 94 (3): 862–868. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.05.010. PMID 19539912.