endometrium

Uterus

What is the uterus? The uterus is a pear-shaped hollow organ found in the female pelvis between the rectum (the end of the large bowel) and the urinary bladder. The upper part of the uterus (fundus) is attached to the fallopian tubes while the lower part is connected to the vagina through the uterine cervix. The walls …
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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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Atypical endometrial hyperplasia

What is atypical endometrial hyperplasia? Atypical endometrial hyperplasia is a pre-cancerous condition associated with an abnormally thick tissue in the endometrium, the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition because it can turn into a type of cancer called endometrioid carcinoma if left untreated. Another name for atypical …
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Endometrial hyperplasia without atypia

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for endometrial hyperplasia without atypia. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is endometrial hyperplasia without atypia? For most women, endometrial hyperplasia without atypia is a non-cancerous condition …
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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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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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Endometrial polyp

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for endometrial polyp. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is an endometrial polyp? An endometrial polyp is a non-cancerous growth found on the inside of the uterus. …
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