What is the role of remnant Mullerian cells in the etiology of endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Another theory states that remnant Mullerian cells may remain in the pelvic tissues during development of the Mullerian system. Under situations of estrogen stimulation, they may be induced to differentiate into functioning endometrial glands and stroma.


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