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  1. What is "pseudodecidual hyperplasia" ?
    Is it precancerous?
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  3. by   rianne1117
    see below....
    Last edit by rianne1117 on May 20, '07
  4. by   rianne1117
    hello SeekingAnswers, I'm sure someone will come along shortly to give you a more definite answer to your question. On internet search these are the definitions I've gathered:

    Pseudodecidual hyperplasia
    PSEUDO -- False or counterfeit; fake.
    DECIDUA -- Decidua is the term for the uterine lining (endometrium) during a pregnancy. It is formed under the influence of progesterone and serves to support and interact with the gestation. The decidua represents the maternal portion of the placenta.
    HYPERPLASIA -- An abnormal increase in the number of cells in an organ or a tissue with consequent enlargement.

    I hope you'll get a more satisfactory answer about the disease itself and if it is cancerous or not very soon....

  5. by   SeekingAnswers
    Tha't pretty much what I got too.
    I am assuming that the endometrium is thickening as if there were a pregnancy, but there is no pregnancy?

    What I can't find is whether the cells are atypical in this condition or if there is just not enough information given to know if this is precancerous or not.

    Thank you for your help
  6. by   gr8rnpjt
    hyperplasia does not necessarily mean cancer or even precancer. It may just be an abnormal buildup of cells without malignancy or abnormality of the cells.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Is there a specific reason you ask?

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