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Endometrium – Endometrial hyperplasia without atypia

by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC, reviewed on December 10, 2018 Quick facts: Endometrial hyperplasia without atypia is a common non-cancerous condition associated with increased growth of the tissue that lines that inside of the uterus. In some situations, endometrial hyperplasia without atypia is considered a pre-cancerous condition because there is a very low risk it …
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Endometrium – Serous carcinoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on July 26, 2019 Lire cet article en français. Quick facts: Serous carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Serous carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that is more common in older women. In this article …
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Endometrium – Endometrioid carcinoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, updated on July 25, 2019 Lire cet article en français. Quick facts: Endometrioid carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometrioid carcinoma is the most common type of endometrial cancer among adult women. Your pathology report …
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Endometrium – Secretory endometrium

by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC, updated on July 30, 2019 Quick facts: Secretory endometrium means that the cells on the inside of the uterus are producing substances necessary to support implantation of an egg should conception occur. Secretory endometrium is a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The normal uterus and endometrium The uterus is a hollow …
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Endometrium – Endometrial polyp

by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC, reviewed on March 6, 2019 Quick facts: An endometrial polyp is a non-cancerous growth that starts from the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometrial polyps are usually caused by conditions that result in high levels of estrogen such as high blood pressure, obesity, late menopause, and …
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Endometrium – Atrophic endometrium

by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC, reviewed  on December 7, 2018 Quick facts: Atrophic endometrium is a non-cancerous change that occurs in the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. Atrophic endometrial tissue is smaller than normal endometrial tissue and has lost some of its function. Atrophic endometrium is a common finding in prepubertal and postmenopausal …
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Endometrium – Disordered proliferative endometrium

This article was reviewed on November 20, 2018 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Disordered proliferative endometrium is a non-cancerous change that develops in the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. The glands in disordered proliferative endometrium are abnormal in both shape and size. There are many conditions that can cause a …
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