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What Is Hyperplasia
Good question: Endometrial hyperplasia is the excessive proliferation of endometrial cells, which are the cells lining the inside of the uterus. It is often driven by excess estrogen and is usually treated medically with Progesterone therapy (pills or iud) or surgically with a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphocyte expansion: Lymphocyte hyperplasia is an increased number of lymphocytes in a tissue. It is often a normal response to infection or chronic inflammation. Hyperplasia involves the expansion of numerous cells in response to a stimulus. This is unlike lymphoid malignancies, which involve autonomous growth starting from a single genetically abnormal cell. ...Read more
Precancerous changes: In breast tissue cells from needle or open surgical biopsy. Your doctor can discuss the significance of this in light of the remainder of your family history, breast examination, mammography, and your overall health. This is not cancer, but may be a sign to be watchful and have regular physician follow-up or further evaluation regarding risk of developing breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign fatty lesion: Most fatty lesions appearing in skin or in mesentery of bowel are benign lipomas. As they enlarge they can convert to a malignant liposarcoma. lipoadenoma. A benign circumscribed proliferation of glands and fat, the most common of which is the functionally hyperactive parathyroid lipoadenoma.. These are best treated by resecton ...Read more
New Growth: Neoplasm is a general term technically a "new growth" of either animal or plant tissue that serves no function. It could be benign, potentially malignant or malignant (cancerous with ability to spread and cause damage to the organism). ...Read more
Benign condition: Adenomyosis is a benign condition in which the glands that normally line the uterus implant within the walls of the uterus. When the uterine lining normally thickens and bleeds each cycle, those glands also thicken and bleed. This leads to excessively heavy and painful periods. The walls of uterus may become swollen, globular, and spongy. ...Read more
Uterine thickening: The general term means that there is the abnormal presence of glandular tissue in muscle. Most often, this term is used by doctors when referring to a condition specific to women who have uterine thickening. Here's a helpful link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002481/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ALH: Atypical lobular hyperplasia (alh) is an overgrowth of the cells lining the lobules which are the sacks at the ends of the breast ducts and the cells look different from the normal lobular cells. The finding of atypia (alh or ADH (vasopressin) - atypical ductal hyperplasia) is a risk marker for future breast cancer. Depending on how the alh was found further biopsy may be needed to r/o early cancer changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"new" - "formation": Neoplasm is made up from greek words: "neo-" means "new" and "-plasm" means "formation." so a neoplasm is a new formation that shows up somewhere in your body that it isn't expected. It may be malignant, which means it's cancer, or it may be benign, which means it's not cancer. Sometimes your doc can tell by looking but usually the neoplasm will need to be removed and sent to the lab to be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lining of uterus: The lining of the uterus, the part that grows and sheds each month, can develop small deposits of calcium that can be seen on ultrasound. I am assuming that you know this because you have had an ultrasound for a problem. Make sure that they do an endometrial biopsy to rule out pre-cancerous changes! ...Read more
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