December 7, 2023
Tubal metaplasia is a non-cancerous change where the cells normally found in an organ or tissue are replaced by the cells normally found in the fallopian tube. Similar to the cells normally found in the fallopian tube, the new cells often have small hair-like projections called cilia. This change is commonly found in the ovary, endometrium, cervix, and the tissues that surround the fallopian tube.
Tubal metaplasia is a very common non-cancerous change that is not associated with any serious medical conditions. It is important, however, for pathologists to identify this change because these cells can mimic other more serious conditions. What causes this change is not well understood at this time. However, its development is believed to be related to an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone hormones in the body.
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