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Do I have oral HPV (oral warts)? Biopsy diagnosis states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia" what does this mean?
"metaplasia" refers to one tissue type undergoing a change to another, such as bronchial lining (which is usually a single layer of cells, "respiratory epithelium" becoming multi-layered and heavily keratinized, so-called squamous metaplasia. This is common in smokers. Other such changes can produce tissue such as ...Read more
Biopsy done on nodule by tonsil states "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with focal squamous metaplasia." does that mean I have oral HPV (oral warts)?
Endometrial biopsy showed "fragments of endocervical mucosa with focal tubal and squamous metaplasia and reactive changes." Should I be worried?
What is the meaning of, chronical inflamation polyp endocervix with focal atypical immature squamos metaplasia? Thanks.
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 the columnar epithelium in the endocervix replaced by a squamous type. It is usually caused by the hpv virus and depending on the strain may present a slightly increased risk for progression toward something that is actually dangerous. ...Read more
ask yiour Gynecologi: The doctor who did the test can explain it better. But basically the test is looking for cancer cells which your report says you do not have at the present time. But continue to follow with annual pap tests so that this abnormalityy(minimal abnormality) resolves or gets monitored for any worsening. It is all a very slow process, not of any immediate concern but not always predictable. ...Read more
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