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Combination of endometrial thickness and time since menopause in predicting endometrial cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding.

Authors
  • Bruchim, Ilan
  • Biron-Shental, Tal
  • Altaras, Marco M
  • Fishman, Ami
  • Beyth, Yoram
  • Tepper, Ronnie
  • Aviram, Rami
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2004
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
219–224
Identifiers
PMID: 15124187
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Time since menopause and endometrial thickness together define cutoff points for the diagnostic biopsy of tissue samples for endometrial carcinoma; that is, within a particular time interval, sampling should not be performed if the thickness is below a given value. When using cutoff points of 6 mm of endometrial thickness for women experiencing menopause 5-15 years prior and 5 mm in those going through menopause 15 or more years prior, approximately 60% of invasive procedures may be avoided. In addition, models derived by multiple logistic regression can be used to calculate a patient's risk of cancer based on her age and endometrial thickness.

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