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Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma

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Anderson, MC; Robboy, SJ
Published in: Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology
January 1, 1997

Endometrial hyperplasias and many endometrial carcinomas are the result of over-stimulation of the endometrium by oestrogens. Hyperplasias are classified as simple, complex or atypical, the terms 'simple' and 'complex' referring to the glandular architectural pattern as assessed under low magnification and 'atypical' taking account of nuclear features under high power. Atypical hyperplasia may be difficult to distinguish from well-differentiated adenocarcinoma. The commonest type of adenocarcinoma, the typical endometrioid carcinoma, needs to be distinguished from the less frequently encountered serous and clear cell carcinomas because of the much worse prognosis associated with the latter two types of tumour. Squamous elements may be found in endometrial carcinomas; the importance of this finding and the value of assessing the malignancy of the squamous component is controversial.

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Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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0957-5847

Publication Date

January 1, 1997

Volume

7

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1

Start / End Page

2 / 7

Related Subject Headings

  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
 

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Anderson, M. C., & Robboy, S. J. (1997). Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 7(1), 2–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0957-5847(97)80003-0
Anderson, M. C., and S. J. Robboy. “Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma.” Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology 7, no. 1 (January 1, 1997): 2–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0957-5847(97)80003-0.
Anderson MC, Robboy SJ. Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1997 Jan 1;7(1):2–7.
Anderson, M. C., and S. J. Robboy. “Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma.” Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 7, no. 1, Jan. 1997, pp. 2–7. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0957-5847(97)80003-0.
Anderson MC, Robboy SJ. Aetiology and histopathology of endometrial hyperplasia and carcinoma. Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1997 Jan 1;7(1):2–7.
Journal cover image

Published In

Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DOI

ISSN

0957-5847

Publication Date

January 1, 1997

Volume

7

Issue

1

Start / End Page

2 / 7

Related Subject Headings

  • Obstetrics & Reproductive Medicine
  • 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine