Glandular metaplasia

Glandular metaplasia is a type of metaplasia where irritated tissue converts to a glandular form.

Micrograph of Barrett's esophagus (left of image) and normal stratified squamous epithelium (right of image). Alcian blue stain.

An example occurs in the esophagus, where tissue becomes more similar to the tissue of the stomach.[1]

Another example occurs in the urinary bladder.[2]

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  1. "Metaplasia". Archived from the original on 2008-08-01.
  2. Ward AM (July 1971). "Glandular metaplasia and mucin production in transitional cell carcinomas of bladder". J. Clin. Pathol. 24 (5): 481. doi:10.1136/jcp.24.5.481-b. PMC 477052. PMID 5571853.
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