menstrual endometrium

menstrual endometrium

A term referring to the cyclical changes that occur in the endometrium at the end of the secretory phase:
• Glands with secretory exhaustion—dilated and frayed;
• Apoptotic bodies in glands infiltrated with PMNs;
• Crumbling of stroma which forms balls surrounded by pre-decidual cells;
• Stromal fibrin and fibrin threads;
• Stratum basalis is normal.
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Examination of the uterus revealed an unremarkable cervix, late menstrual endometrium, and adenomyosis.
As a result, endometriosis was divorced from the uterus (and adenomyosis) and research became focused on how fragments of menstrual endometrium implant on peritoneal surfaces and invade the underlying tissues.