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Pancreatic metaplasia

What is pancreatic metaplasia? Pancreatic metaplasia is a non-cancerous change that involves a group of cells changing to become more like the specialized cells normally found in the pancreas. Pancreatic metaplasia is commonly found in the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel where it can mimic other types of abnormal growths. For this reason, doctors often …
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Meningioma

What is a meningioma? A meningioma is a tumour that starts in the meninges, a thin layer of tissue that covers the outside of the brain and spinal cord. The tumour is made up of specialized meningothelial cells that are normally attached to a part of the meninges called the dura. A meningioma can develop …
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Metaplasia

What does metaplasia mean? Metaplasia is the change from one differentiated (mature) type of cell into another differentiated (mature) type of cell. Metaplasia can occur almost anywhere in the body although it is most commonly seen in the esophagus, stomach, bladder, breast, ovary, and endometrium. Another word for metaplasia is metaplastic. What are the most …
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