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What is dysplasia?

What is dysplasia?

Bad + formation: The term is derived from the greek roots dys= bad & plassein =to form.It has been applied to situations where body parts didn't develop properly during pregnancy or after birth. Bony dysplasia= bones formed wrong. It is also applied to situations where the bad formation occurs later= tumors where a normal tissue converts to a new "bad"pattern of growth. ...Read more

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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more


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What is dysplasia vs neoplasia?

What is dysplasia vs neoplasia?

Precancerous Cells: Dysplasia is considered pre-cancerous and is usually graded by severity (mild-moderate-severe). On the cervix, mild dysplasia = mild cervical intra epithelial neoplasia or cin i. The words are often interchangeable and both mean "precancerous". I hope that helped, take care. ...Read more

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What causes dysplasia of cervix?

What causes dysplasia of cervix?

Human Papillomavirus: The most common cause of dysplasia of the uterine cervix is human papillomavirus (hpv). There are several hundred types, but 6, 11, 16, 18, 32, and 33 are the most common. It is a pre-cursor to the development of cancer. However, with cervical cytology (pap smears), people with low grade dysplasia (lgsil) rarely progress, while patients with hgsil will have excision (cone biopsy). ...Read more

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What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Lung scarring: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive. ...Read more

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What is dysplasia?Any clear and easy example to explain this pathology term? I am so blur with metaplasia

What is dysplasia?Any clear and easy example to explain this pathology term? I am so blur with metaplasia

Dysplasia: Dysplasia is a premalignant change in the cells typically of the cervix or endocervix. These cells have made the first step towards becoming cancer cells. Metaplasia refers to changes of the mucosa (lining cells of an organ) in a part of the body to a different type of mucosa that is not normally see in that location. This is not malignant but an adaptive change due to trauma or inflammation. ...Read more

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What is skeletal dysplasia?

What is skeletal dysplasia?

Abnormal bones: Skeletal dysplasias represent abnormal structure and development of bones. Some are genetic in their development. Dysplasia is classified according to part of bone affected, epiphysis, metaphysis, or diaphysis Bone deformities can develop and often dwarfism is result of bone dysplasia. ...Read more

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What is skeletal dysplasia and what are the symptoms?

Dwarfism: Skeletal dysplasia is any of more than 200 conditions that result in the abnormal size and shape of bones and consequent disproportionately short stature, commonly called "dwarfism.". ...Read more

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What is cleidocranial dysplasia?

Bone disease..: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. It can be inherited from one affected parent, or be a new mutation in an affected individual. It is important for a patient with this disease to see a geneticist. They can help coordinate care with other specialists (bone doctors, dentists) for this disease. ...Read more

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What is cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read more

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What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia?

SED is a term…: …describing a group of disorders involving abnormal growth (dysplasia) of the spine (spondylo) & of the growing ends of bones (epiphyseal). It results in disproportionately short trunk & many other abnormalities. The following website covers the topic very thoroughly: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1260836-overview. ...Read more