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Anticancer Res. 2016 May;36(5):2353-7.

Endometrial Adenocarcinoma Presenting as Hematometra with Underlying Thickened Endometrial Lining in a Postmenopausal Woman - A Case Report.

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1
"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania nicolae_bacalbasa@yahoo.ro.
2
"Ponderas" Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.
3
"Alfred Rusescu" Institute for Mother and Child Care, Bucharest, Romania.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although most postmenopausal women diagnosed with endometrial cancer usually present with vaginal bleeding, when complete cervical stenosis is present, this sign may be missing. In these cases, the patient usually complaints for pelvic or abdominal pain while the transvaginal ultrasonography might reveal the presence of an intrauterine fluid collection in association with a thickened endometrial lining.

CASE REPORT:

We present the case of a 65-year-old patient who presented with association of pelvic pain, enlarged uterine cavity with an underlying hematometra and an irregular, thickened endometrium who was submitted to surgery for total histerectomy, bilateral adnexectomy, pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection.

CONCLUSION:

Histopathological studies revealed the presence of a well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma. At three years of follow-up, the patient is free of any recurrent disease.

KEYWORDS:

Endometrial adenocarcinoma; hematometra; postmenopausal women

PMID:
27127143
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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