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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(5):964-967.
Published online May 1, 2001.
A Case of Endometrial Osseous Metaplasia.
Ji Eun Lee, Yeon Hee Cheon, Hyoung Ju Choi, Sun Woo Yoo, Yong Wook Kim, Tae Eung Kim, Jang Heub Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Catholic University Medical Collage.
Abstract
The endometrial osseous metaplasia is one of a very rare conditions which gynecologists experience clinically. The characteristics of this disease are history of irregular menstruation, recurrent abortion, infertility with histopathologic evidence of chronic inflammation, and bone formation. This is one of heterotopia(the presence of mature tissue in abnormal location) histopathologically and it is important clinically that infertility can be brought about in the reproductive age women, but the etiology and treatment about this disease are unclear. A case of endometrial osseous metaplasia diagnosed by endometrial biopsy is presented with a brief review of the literatures.
Key Words: Osseous metaplasia, Endometrium, Infertility


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