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

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for leiomyoma of the uterus. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is a leiomyoma of the uterus? A leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the …
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Serous carcinoma of the uterus

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for serous carcinoma of the uterus. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is serous carcinoma of the uterus? Serous carcinoma of the uterus is a type of …
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Endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus? Endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus is a type of …
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Secretory endometrium

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for secretory endometrium. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is secretory endometrium? Secretory endometrium describes the changes seen in the endometrium during the second half of the …
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Proliferative endometrium

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for proliferative endometrium. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is proliferative endometrium? Proliferative endometrium describes the changes seen in the endometrium during the first half of the …
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Atrophic endometrium

What does atrophic endometrium mean? Atrophic endometrium is a term used to describe a non-cancerous change in the endometrium, the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus. This change results from a process called atrophy. When a tissue undergoes atrophy, it becomes smaller and no longer functions normally. How do pathologists make the diagnosis …
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Disordered proliferative endometrium

What is disordered proliferative endometrium? Disordered proliferative endometrium is a non-cancerous change that develops in the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. This diagnosis means that after examining your tissue sample under the microscope, your pathologist saw irregular and dilated endometrial glands in the proliferative phase (growing phase). Disordered proliferative endometrium is a …
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Carcinosarcoma of the uterus

What is carcinosarcoma of the uterus? 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 …
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