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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.
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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.
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Refers to tissues that produce mucus, such as the digestive, genital and urinary tracts.
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Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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Whereas in control duodenal biopsy specimens the Ki-67 PI was restricted mostly to the crypt base, with occasional Ki-67-positive proliferating cells in duodenal villi, in active celiac disease the Ki-67 PI was higher both in the mucosal crypts and in the flattened mucous epithelium.
The patterns of localization of tTG in celiac duodenal biopsies were characterized by a predominant surface epithelial staining with absent staining in mucosal crypts. The staining was located in the cytoplasm of enterocytes as well as in superficial lamina propria and subepithelial basement membrane.