squamous metaplasia

Squamous metaplasia

Squamous metaplasia describes a change where the cells normally found in a tissue or organ are replaced by specialized squamous cells. It constitutes a benign (non-cancerous) change. In pathology, metaplasia is the replacement of one type of differentiated cell with another. Squamous metaplasia is commonly seen in the respiratory tract, urinary tract (typically the bladder), and …
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