Pathology > Gynecologic > Uterine Corpus > Anatomy & Histology
Objectives Anat & Hist Physiologic Cond. Infections Benign Cond. Benign Neoplasms Premalignant Cond. Malignant Neoplasms
 

OBJECTIVES

After completing these tutorials you will be able to:

I. Gross Anatomy and Histology

  • list and identify the various parts of the uterine corpus
  • describe the gross anatomy and histology of the corpus

II. Physiologic (Hormonal) Conditions

  • list common physiologic hormonal changes that affect the endometrium
  • relate histologic features with mode of action of associated sex hormone

III. Infectious Diseases

  • list common infectious diseases of the endometrium
  • specify etiologic agent and mode of diagnosis
  • describe clinical presentation
  • recognize diagnostic histologic features of endometrial inflammation

IV. Benign Conditions

    • list common benign non-neoplastic diseases of the endometrium
    • discuss possible etiologic factors
    • describe clinical presentation
    • describe histologic features
    • state possible outcome

V. Benign Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions

  • list benign tumors and tumor-like conditions of the endometrium
  • describe their clinical features
  • describe/recognize histologic features
  • state clinical behavior and complications

VI & VII. Premalignant Conditions and Malignant Neoplasms

  • classify the premalignant conditions and malignant tumors of the uterine corpus
  • describe epidemiological features including risk factors
  • describe clinical appearance
  • describe/recognize histologic features and grade lesions
  • predict clinical behavior and discuss factors influencing outcome

SUMMARY

After completing all sections you will appreciate that:

Virtually all physiologic and pathologic lesions of the endometrium present with abnormal bleeding — too little, too much, none at all, too frequent, infrequent, at the wrong time or combination of these.

 
Objectives Anat & Hist Physiologic Cond. Infections Benign Cond. Benign Neoplasms Premalignant Cond. Malignant Neoplasms