Endometrium: Atypical endometrial hyperplasia

This article was last reviewed by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC on December 10, 2018 Quick facts: Atypical endometrial hyperplasia is a pre-cancerous condition caused by increased growth of the tissue that lines that inside of the uterus. It is considered a pre-cancerous condition because it can turn into cancer called endometrioid carcinoma if left untreated. …
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What does hyperplasia mean?

Hyperplasia is a word pathologists use to describe an increased number of cells compared to normal. Hyperplasia can only be seen when the tissue sample is examined under the microscope. Another word for hyperplasia is hyperplastic. Types of hyperplasia Hyperplasia can start anywhere in the body. In some parts of the body, hyperplasia is given …
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