Menstrual endometrium | definition of menstrual endometrium by Medical dictionary
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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This theory postulates that endometriosis is caused by fragments of menstrual endometrium
that refluxes through the fallopian tubes and then falls and implants within the peritoneal cavity .
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.