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metaplasm

[′med·ə‚plaz·əm]
(cell and molecular biology)
The ergastic substance of protoplasm.
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Histological examination of this specimen revealed metaplastic ossification to lamellar bone with eosinophilic ossified matrix, lacunar spaces and haversian vascular canals characteristic of bone (Fig.
A primary osseous neoplasm was considered more likely than metaplastic ossification, given the well-formed trabecular bone core and the periosteal lining.
Of the 10 non-neoplastic lesions, there were 07 cases of non-specific cystitis, two cases of exostrophy showing metaplastic changes and one case of Cystitis glandularis.
Apocrine metaplasia is the most-common type of metaplastic change in the breast.
3) Other lesions can present in a similar manner, including fibroadenoma, phylloides tumor, fibrocystic disease with squamous metaplasia and metaplastic carcinoma.
The bladder mucosa along the distal ureteral orifice, which may become fragile, fibrotic, thickened or metaplastic due to previous conditions such as exstrophy, vesicostomy or neurogenic dysfunction, is considered unfit for TBM.
Metaplastic breast cancer (MpBC) is a rare, histologically diverse breast cancer which represents less than 1% of breast cancers.
10 However few previous reports have shown that the mucin present in the metaplastic mucosa of ileostomies is colonic type.
Metaplastic changes of the epithelium may be present in long-standing cases.
Primary squamous cell carcinoma has been classified as metaplastic breast carcinoma by World Health Organization.