Absence of corkscrew glands is seen in? – Gynaecology MCQ

Absence of corkscrew glands is seen in?
A. Halban’s disease
B. Polycystic ovarian disease
C. Irregular ripening
D. Metropathia haemorrhagica

Correct answer : D. Metropathia haemorrhagica

Secretory endometrium - histologyEndometrial histology – secretory phase

  • The characteristic feature of endometrium in metropathia haemorrhagica is cystic glandular hyperplasia.
  • Another important feature is absence of secretory endometrium with absence of corkscrew glands.
  • Endometrium is usually thick and polypoidal.
  • Thin polypi project into the uterine cavity.

Ref: Shaw’s Textbook of Gynaecology, 15th edition, p303, 307.
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