Measurement of endometrial thickness by vaginal ultrasonography is used to detect post-menopausal women at risk for endometrial pathology. The efficacy of this procedure is doubtful in cases of intrauterine fluid accumulation, which is a common finding in this population. We present a case of endometrial carcinoma in an asymptomatic, post-menopausal woman with ultrasonographic imaging of an atrophic endometrium and intra-cavitary fluid. It may be suggested that, in a case of intrauterine fluid accumulation (IFA), endometrial biopsy should be performed regardless of the sonographic endometrial thickness, since the fluid may increase the intracavity pressure and can mask endometrial pathology.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 1998|
- Endometrial carcinoma
- Intra-cavitary fluid accumulation
- Trans-vaginal sonography