Fallopian tubes
Benign or nonneoplastic conditions
Metaplastic changes

Author: Nicole Riddle, M.D. (see Authors page)
Editor: Jamie Shutter, M.D.

Revised: 3 August 2017, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: Metaplastic changes [title]

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Definition / general
  • Benign epithelial change of variable differentiation
  • Due to fallopian tube prolapse or peritoneal dialysis (squamous) (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2008;27:465)
  • Also associated with ovarian mucinous tumors, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, endometriosis within fallopian tube
Case reports
Gross description
  • No specific gross findings
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mostly commonly mucinous metaplasia; urethelial and squamous metaplasias less common
Differential diagnosis