Effect of Menopausal Status on the Diagnosis of Endometrial Polyp

Ahmet Namazov, Ofer Gemer, Oshrit Bart, Ornit Cohen, Edi Vaisbuch, Viki Kapustian, Alon Ben-Arie

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Abstract

Objective: This study sought to compare the value of transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) and hysteroscopy in premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the diagnosis of endometrial polyp. Methods: The records of 694 women with an ultrasonographic diagnosis of suspected endometrial polyp who underwent hysteroscopy were studied. Patients were divided into two groups according to menopausal status, and a comparison was made between two groups. Results: There were 299 postmenopausal and 395 premenopausal women in the study. Hysteroscopy confirmed the ultrasonographic diagnosis of endometrial polyp in 212 (71%) and 212 (53%) patients in the postmenopausal and premenopausal groups, respectively (P = 0.001). In postmenopausal patients, 94% of the polyps observed by hysteroscopy were confirmed by histology, whereas in premenopausal patients, the percentage was 85% (P = 0.004). Conclusion: In premenopausal patients, the diagnostic value of TVUS and hysteroscopy is lower than in postmenopausal patients. The appropriate time for TVUS and hysteroscopy should be scheduled in premenopausal women, especially in women with abnormal uterine bleeding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-929
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Ultrasonography
  • endometrial polyp
  • hysteroscopy
  • menopause

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