Endometrial carcinoma in a post-menopausal woman with atrophic endometrium and intra-cavitary fluid: A case report

Haim Krissi, Itai Bar-Hava, Raoul Orvieto, Tally Levy, Zion Ben-Rafael

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Intra-cavitary fluid accumulation
  • Trans-vaginal sonography

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