Fallopian tubes
Benign / nonneoplastic
Metaplastic changes

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Minor changes: 13 December 2019

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PubMed Search: Metaplastic changes [title]

Nicole Riddle, M.D.
Jamie Shutter, M.D.
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Cite this page: Riddle N, Shutter J. Metaplastic changes. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/fallopiantubesmetaplastic.html. Accessed June 4th, 2020.
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
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