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endometrial eosinophilic metaplasia

Tuesday 17 January 2017

eosinophilic metaplasia of the endometrium / oxyphilic metaplasia ; oncocytic cell change; oncocytic metaplasia of the endometrium

Definition: In eosinophilic (oncocytic) metaplasia, the cytoplasm of endometrial cells becomes voluminous and strongly acidophilic. This lesion is often seen together with mucinous metaplasia and is associated with excessive estrogen stimulation.



See also

- metaplasia of the endometrium


- Estrogen induced
- resembles atypical hyperplasia except there is no atypia
- non-specific and very common;
- associated with endometrial mucinous metaplasia and endometrial tubal metaplasia (Mod Pathol 2005;18:1243)

See also

- endometrial anomalies
- tubal metaplasia of the endometrium
- oncocytic metaplasia / eosinophilic metaplasia
- mucinous metaplasia of the endometrium