endometrial hyperplasia


endometrial hyperplasia
An abnormal overgrowth of the endometrium (the layer of cells that lines the uterus). There are four types of endometrial hyperplasia: simple endometrial hyperplasia, complex endometrial hyperplasia, simple endometrial hyperplasia with atypia, and complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia. These differ in terms of how abnormal the cells are and how likely it is that the condition will become cancerous.

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  • Endometrial hyperplasia — Infobox Disease Name = Endometrial hyperplasia Caption = Velvety polyps of endometrial hyperplasia in a hysterectomy specimen DiseasesDB = 4263 ICD10 = N85.0 ICD9 = ICD9|621.3 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3334… …   Wikipedia

  • Endometrial hyperplasia — A condition characterized by overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. Hyperplasia means overgrowth. The endometrium is the inner layer of the uterus. * * * an increase in the thickness of the cells of the endometrium, usually due to prolonged… …   Medical dictionary

  • endometrial hyperplasia — an increase in the thickness of the cells of the endometrium, usually due to prolonged exposure to unopposed oestrogen, which can be endogenous, as in anovular menstrual cycles; or exogenous, deriving, for example, from hormone replacement… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia — Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia, (EIN) is a premalignant lesion of the uterine lining that predisposes to endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma. It is composed of a collection of abnormal endometrial cells, arising from the glands that… …   Wikipedia

  • Endometrial cancer — Infobox Disease Name = Endometrial cancer Caption = An endometrial adenocarcinoma invading the uterine muscle DiseasesDB = 4252 ICD10 = ICD10|C|54|1|c|51 ICD9 = ICD9|182 ICDO = OMIM = 608089 MedlinePlus = 000910 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic …   Wikipedia

  • Hyperplasia — plasia Anaplasia – dedifferentiation Hyperplasia – physiological proliferation Increase in number of cells Neoplasia – abnormal proliferation Dysplasia – maturation abnormality Metaplasia – cell type conversion …   Wikipedia

  • Hyperplasia — A condition in which there is an increase in the number of normal cells in a tissue or organ. * * * An increase in number of normal cells in a tissue or organ, excluding tumor formation, whereby the bulk of the part or organ may be increased. SEE …   Medical dictionary

  • Endometrial polyp — ] If the polyp protrudes through the cervix into the vagina, pain (dysmenorrhea) may result.DiagnosisEndometrial polyps can be detected by vaginal ultrasound (sonohysterography), hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage. Detection by… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperplasia — n. the increased production and growth of normal cells in a tissue or organ without an increase in the size of the cells. The affected part becomes larger but retains its normal form. Hyperplasia can be physiological, as in the breasts during… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hyperplasia, endometrial — A condition characterized by overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. Hyperplasia means overgrowth. The endometrium is the inner layer of the uterus …   Medical dictionary


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