squamous metaplasia

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squa·mous met·a·pla·si·a

the transformation of glandular or mucosal epithelium into stratified squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): epidermalization

squa·mous met·a·pla·si·a

(skwā'mŭs met'ă-plā'zē-ă)
The transformation of glandular or mucosal epithelium into stratified squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): epidermalization.


scaly or platelike.

squamous bone
the pars squamosa, or squamous portion of the temporal bone.
squamous cell carcinoma
a carcinoma arising from squamous epithelium; relatively common, locally invasive and occasionally metastatic. In animals they occur on the conjunctiva, the mouth, salivary duct, stomach, trachea and bronchi, prostate, penis, prepuce, vulva, urinary bladder and skin. See also specific organ locations.
squamous eddy
a common histological pattern in neoplastic and hyperplastic epidermal disorders. They are whorl-like patterns of squamoid cells.
squamous metaplasia
affected cells are converted to a squamous stratified type from the surface of which squames are shed.
ocular squamous cell carcinoma
that arising from squamous epithelium and having cuboid cells. Squamous cell carcinoma around the eye, also known as cancer eye, is a common neoplasm in cattle, especially those breeds with little pigment in the eyelids. Sunlight, viruses, skin pigmentation and heredity are all thought to be involved in causing the disease. Lesions begin on the third eyelid, unpigmented eyelid or vascular cornea. They are fungating masses of tissue, usually ulcerated, necrotic and apparently painful. They grow rapidly and commonly invade the local lymph nodes. Similar lesions occur on the eyeball and eyelid of the horse. What makes the cattle disease so remarkable is the high prevalence rate. Called also cancer eye.
Squamous cell carcinomas are among the most common skin tumors in dogs and cats. They are particularly common in sun-exposed areas of skin such as the pinnae, eyelids or noses of white cats. Tumors are locally invasive and slow to metastasize.
squamous papilloma
the common papilloma in all species except cattle and deer. Composed largely of epithelial tissue in contrast to fibropapillomas but many lesions are intermediate in type.
squamous pearl
see horn pearls.

Patient discussion about squamous metaplasia

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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Chronic inflammation and squamous metaplasia were present.
There may be a myriad of changes ranging from squamous metaplasia to atypical ductal and lobular cells, even frank carcinoma, [10] which when arising in conjunction with a malignant phyllodes tumour get counted as a carcinosarcoma.
Many of them showed squamous metaplasia and cystic degeneration.
Squamous metaplasia of bronchiolar epithelium was seen in 49 (6%) of 810 cases.
There are numerous scientific articles that refer to the squamous metaplasia in the Eustachian tubes.
The reconfiguring of the bronchial walls resembles squamous metaplasia.
A large percentage of patients have squamous metaplasia of adjacent urothelium.
There is no agreement among the pathologists about the tumor histogenesis with some proposing the theory of squamous metaplasia within breast adenocarcinoma9.
Floating particles in the cystoscopy field, which are referred to as exudate, are the result of a squamous metaplasia detaching from the trigone.
In five cases, changes of organization such as scattered bronchoalveolar fibromyxoid plugging, interstitial fibrosis, and squamous metaplasia were also seen.