endometrial

Endometrium

What is the endometrium? The tissue that covers the inside surface of the uterus is called the endometrium. The purpose of the endometrium is to provide support for a fertilized egg to develop and grow. The surface of the endometrium is lined by epithelial cells that connect together to form glands. The tissue in between …
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Fibroid of the uterus

What is a fibroid? A fibroid is a non-cancerous tumour that is made out of a specialized type of tissue called smooth muscle. The tumour develops from a layer of tissue called the myometrium in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are very common tumours and they usually occur in women between 20 and 50 …
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Leiomyoma of the uterus

What is a leiomyoma of the uterus? A leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the wall of the uterus. The tumour is made up of specialized smooth muscle cells that are normally found in a part of the uterus called the myometrium. Leiomyomas are very common tumours and they usually occur in women …
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Secretory endometrium

What does secretory endometrium mean? Secretory endometrium is a term pathologists use to describe the changes seen in the endometrium during the second half of the menstrual cycle. It is a normal finding in women of reproductive age. Is secretory endometrium normal? Yes. Secretory endometrium is a normal finding in women of reproductive age. What …
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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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Uterine carcinosarcoma

What is uterine carcinosarcoma? Uterine carcinosarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in the uterus. It is called carcinosarcoma because, unlike most tumours, it is made up of two parts – a carcinoma¬†and a sarcoma – that look different when examined under the microscope. Another name for carcinosarcoma is malignant mixed Mullerian tumour (MMMT). …
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Atypical glandular cells

What does the result atypical glandular cells mean? Atypical glandular cells means that abnormal-looking cells were seen on your Pap test. This result is preliminary and not a final diagnosis. The abnormal cells may have come from the tissue lining the inside of the endometrium or the cervix. Conditions associated with this result include cancer, …
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