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Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1989 Mar;49(3):262-5.

[Vaginosonographic measurement of the postmenopausal endometrium in the early detection of endometrial cancer].

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Universitäts-Frauenklinik der Universität Göttingen.


Vaginosonographic measurements of the endometrium were performed in 155 postmenopausal women without abnormal gynecological findings and free of any clinical symptoms. An endometrial thickness of greater than or equal to 4 mm was clarified histologically by means of a curettage. We found endometrial carcinomas in seven cases, cervical carcinomas in one, endometrial polyps in ten and glandular-cystic hyperplasia in three cases. One patient showed an atrophic endometrium associated with a submucous myoma. In total, endometrial carcinomas were detected by sonography in 4.5% of our patients. On the basis of our preliminary results, we conclude that vaginosonographic examination of the endometrium is a highly sensitive (81%) and specific (89%) method, with good acceptance by the patients, in the detection of asymptomatic benign and malignant neoplasms of the postmenopausal woman.

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