dysplasia

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dysplasia

[di′splā·zhə]
(pathology)
Abnormal development or growth, especially of cells.
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Currently the procedure is recommended only for patients who exhibit the dysplastic changes that may herald the development of cancer.
Utilizes a high-resolution display and proprietary software to provide an image that can be reviewed by a physician to identify areas of suspicion such as inflammatory, metaplastic or dysplastic changes, or possible cancers.
Apostolidis and colleagues biopsied the injection sites and found that BTX A did not appear to be producing significant inflammatory changes, fibrosis or dysplastic changes in urothelium.
2) However, pathologists are often faced with biopsies where the crypts show dysplastic changes, but the surface epithelium is either uninvolved, denuded, or replaced by squamous epithelium, making a confident diagnosis of dysplasia in these cases impossible.
The natural history of HPV has shown that dysplastic changes usually don't appear for 10-30 years after the initial infection in healthy persons.
Also, to make a broad final diagnosis of benign is to state that there are no premalignant changes present, even very early premalignant or dysplastic changes (which arguably are not benign), which may or may not be the case.
15) Traditional pathology teaching emphasizes that, to establish a diagnosis of dysplasia in BE (and, in fact, anywhere in the columnar-lined tubal gut), dysplastic changes must involve the full length of the crypt and surface epithelium, without evidence of surface maturation.
They include acute bacterial infection, urine polyp, granulomatous pyelitis, papillary necrosis, hematoma, and dysplastic changes.
Similar dysplastic changes in the erythroid series can be seen in the bone marrow of individuals with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.