Value of endometrial thickness assessed by transvaginal ultrasound for the prediction of endometrial cancer in patients with postmenopausal bleeding

Histological confirmation of endometrial cancer by dilatation/curettage in women with postmenopausal bleeding can be challenging due to anesthesiological and/or surgical risks

Amelie Schramm; Florian Ebner; Emanuel Bauer; Wolfgang Janni; Ulrike Friebe-Hoffmann; Miriam Pellegrino; Nikolaus De Gregorio; Thomas W. P. Friedl

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Histological confirmation of endometrial cancer by dilatation/curettage in women with postmenopausal bleeding can be challenging due to anesthesiological and/or surgical risks
  • A retrospective analysis of data from patients presenting between January 2005 and August 2014 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Ulm, Germany, with PMB and subsequent D/C was performed
  • Complete data with transvaginal ultrasound documentation of endometrial thickness and histological results of tissue samples were available from 254 patients
  • All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards

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