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Is an endometrial polyp the same as a submucosal uterine myoma?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/07/2022

No, although both are abnormal growths in the uterus and can sometimes appear very similar on hysteroscopy.

A submucosal myoma is a tumor formed by muscle tissue growing from the myometrium into the uterine cavity. Unlike most polyps, its superficial vascularization is striking.

However, fibroglandular polyps are highly vascularized and are of greater consistency, which can be mistaken for fibroglandular myomas.

 Rebeca Reus
Rebeca Reus
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).