Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What Do Terms Such As Squamous Metaplasia And Endometrial Polyp In Pathology Report After Hysterectomy Indicate?

I had A HYETERECTOMY IN 1997 AND FOUND THE PATHOTOGY REPORT WAS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE WORDS LIKE the ectocervix is covered by a moderately thickened squamous epithelium with metaplastic squamous epithelium within a short distance into the endocervical canal and at the end it says squamous metaplasia with retension cysts endometrium breaking down secretory endometrium wih fibroepithelial endometrial polyp superficial adenomyosis
Tue, 31 Dec 2013
Report Abuse
OBGYN 's  Response
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
The ectocervix is the part of the cervix visible outside .
The cervix is the mouth of the uterus, part of it protrudes outside.
This is the ectocervix.
The epithelium is the covering lining of the cervix.
IT says that the lining is replaced with altered squamous lining.
The endometrium is secretory ( that resembling the lining before a period ).
A polyp is a thickening of the endometrium, which is present.
Adenomyosis indicates thickening of the wall of the uterus.
Overall it is a normal biopsy report of the specimen removed.
There is no evidence of any malignancy or cancer.
If you are asymptomatic, please stop worrying and trying to understand the report now.
Other than, in essence, it is a normal report.
Take care.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

Recent questions on Metaplasia


What Do Terms Such As Squamous Metaplasia And Endometrial Polyp In Pathology Report After Hysterectomy Indicate?

Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. The ectocervix is the part of the cervix visible outside . The cervix is the mouth of the uterus, part of it protrudes outside. This is the ectocervix. The epithelium is the covering lining of the cervix. IT says that the lining is replaced with altered squamous lining. The endometrium is secretory ( that resembling the lining before a period ). A polyp is a thickening of the endometrium, which is present. Adenomyosis indicates thickening of the wall of the uterus. Overall it is a normal biopsy report of the specimen removed. There is no evidence of any malignancy or cancer. If you are asymptomatic, please stop worrying and trying to understand the report now. Other than, in essence, it is a normal report. Take care.