Benign Endometrial Abnormalities

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

Benign endometrial abnormalities entail those conditions in which the endometrium is neither physiologically cycling nor atrophic, but where changes in hormonal milieu, infection, or structural abnormalities of the stroma or myometrium lead to secondary morphological changes of the endometrium. Benign endometrial abnormalities imply those alterations of endometrial structure and function that have no intrinsic malignant potential. Our descriptions of benign endometrial abnormalities rest on 277 contemporaneously gathered hysterectomy-controlled cases and 535 office-based samplings (Table 6.1).


Endometrial Hyperplasia Endometrial Polyp Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Endometrial Ablation Unopposed Estrogen 
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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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