atrophy

Atrophy of the ovary

What is atrophy of the ovary? Atrophy of the ovary is a normal part of the aging process and a non-cancerous change. Atrophy can be seen around the time or after a woman has reached menopause. When examined under the microscope, no developing ova (eggs) are seen and there is less stroma compared to the …
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Atrophy

What does atrophy mean? Atrophy is a word pathologists use to describe a loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. Another word for atrophy is atrophic. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. …
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Atrophic

What does atrophic mean? Atrophic is a word pathologists use to describe a process called atrophy. Atrophy is the loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. …
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Atrophic endometrium

What does atrophic endometrium mean? Atrophic endometrium is a term used to describe endometrial tissue that is smaller and less active than normal endometrial tissue. It is a non-cancerous change and is very common in post-menopausal women. This change results from a process called atrophy. How do pathologists make the diagnosis of atrophic endometrium? The …
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