Hyperplasia is increased cell production in a normal tissue or organ. Hyperplasia may be a sign of precancerous changes. This is called pathologic hyperplasia.
It can also be due to the growth of completely normal cells. This is called physiologic hyperplasia.
How the test is performed:
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Why the test is performed:
What abnormal results mean:
|Review Date: 8/11/2009|
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