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. What does atrophy of the ovary look like under the microscope? When examined under the microscope, no developing ova …
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Atrophy

In pathology, the term atrophy describes a loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. It is a non-cancerous change. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. It is not a diagnosis. Common causes …
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Atrophic

In pathology, the term atrophic or atrophy describes describes a loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. It is a non-cancerous change. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. It is not a …
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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. Pathologists also use the term inactive endometrium to describe an …
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