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mucinous metaplasia of the endometrium

Tuesday 17 January 2017

Definition: In mucinous metaplasia, the endometrial mucosa becomes morphologically and biochemically similar to endocervical mucosa.

The differential diagnosis includes mucinous type of endometrial adenocarcinoma.

Mucinous metaplasia has basally located nuclei which lack atypia.

Images

- http://www.webpathology.com/image.asp?n=3&Case=563
http://www.webpathology.com/image.asp?n=4&Case=563

See also

- endometrial anomalies