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Arias-stella phenomenon

arias-stella phenomenon

Arias-Stella phenomenon A·ri·as-Stel·la phenomenon (ä’rē-ä-stěl’ə, är’yä-stě’yä)
Focal, unusual, decidual changes in endometrial epithelium that consist of intraluminal budding, nuclear enlargement, and hyperchromatism with cytoplastic swelling and vacuolation. Also called Arias-Stella reaction.


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