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uterine shedding

Sunday 2 April 2017

Synopsis

- Also known as glandular and stroma breakdown
- Common in perimenopausal women
- condensation of endometrial stroma under surface endometrium and nuclear dust;
- associated with predecidualized stroma and glandular exhaustion;
- cannot assess architectural changes;
- may see signet ring cells (benign) if prolonged shedding

Differential diagnosis

- uterine small cell carcinoma