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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: That is correct. If it is not removed it will progress to dysplasia and eventually to neoplasia.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Change...: Metaplasia is thought to be an adaptation of the body that replaces one type of cell with another, usually caused by some sort of stress. Metaplasia i ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to see doctor: You apparently saw a doctor and may be had a PAP. Your doctor can determine if an intervention is needed. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful o ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Metaplasia is a reversible change in cell types. However, for the change to reverse, the insult, stimulus, factor causing the change has to be removed ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Abnormal esophagus: "metaplasia" describes transformation of one tissue type to another. In the lower esophagus, which is lined by squamous epithelium, abnormal exposure ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Benign / worrisome: Usually this is a pap smear finding. Metaplasia is replacement of a normal mature tissue type with another normal mature tissue type, in the cervix th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Abnormal cells: These are abnormal cells but they are not cancerous at present. So you need it rechecked as instructed by your doctor as there may be increased risk o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benign vs precancer: Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area. It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is u ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
I've seen this term: Used ti describe barret's esophagus. The normal esophagus is lined with mosaic tile like cell called squamous cells. If instead of squamous, it look ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
22 years experience in pathology
A reactive change: "intestinal metaplasia" occurs when some other epithelial lining (like esophagus) is changed over time into intestinal epithelium- like found in the i ... Read More
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