Glandular metaplasia

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

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

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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