Normal Endometrium

  • John A. Maksem
  • Stanley J. Robboy
  • John W. Bishop
  • Isabelle Meiers
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 7)

During the reproductive years, normal endometrium comprises glands, stroma, and vascular elements that synchronously ­proliferate, differentiate, and then disintegrate at roughly 28-day intervals. During a menstrual cycle, the epithelium lining the glands, stroma, and vasculature of the functional layer of the endometrium undergoes well-defined morphological changes. At the same time, the glands and stroma of the basal portion of the corpus endometrium and the lower uterine segment endometrium show no significant morphological changes. Our descriptions of normal endometrium are based on 1,012 contemporaneously gathered hysterectomy-controlled cases and 1,690 office-based samplings (Table 5.1)


Ciliated Cell Normal Endometrium Late Secretory Phase Epithelial Sheet Cytology Preparation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Maksem
    • 1
  • Stanley J. Robboy
    • 2
  • John W. Bishop
    • 3
  • Isabelle Meiers
    • 4
  1. 1.Orlando HealthOrlando
  2. 2.Duke University Medical CenterDurham
  3. 3.University of California, DavisSacramento
  4. 4.University Hospital LewishamLondonEngland

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