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endometrial papillary metaplasia

Friday 13 January 2017

papillary metaplasia on the endometrial surface epithelium

Definition: Histopathology of patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to an anovulatory cycle usually contain endometrial glandular and stromal breakdown (EGBD) and papillary metaplasia on the endometrial surface epithelium, if an appropriate sample has been collected.

The appearance of MCIP with condensed stromal clusters originated from the papillary metaplasia, which occurred on the endometrial surface epithelium. The cytologic observation of those cells may be a useful indicator for providing the nature of EGBD endometrium.

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