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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  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. PMC 477052Freely accessible. PMID 5571853. doi:10.1136/jcp.24.5.481-b.