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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 April;51(4):125-8

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Anomalous uterine bleeding in menopause: correlations between transvaginal ultrasonography, hysteroscopy and hystology

Grio R., Malara D., Curti A., Porpiglia M.


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Background and aims. The authors evaluated the accuracy of ultrasonographic findings compared to hysteroscopic and histological results in the diagnosis of anomalous uterine bleeding in menopause.
Methods. Forty-eight women suffering from the above pathology and attending the Preventive Gynecology outpatient clinic of Department C of the Gynecology and Obstetrics faculty at Turin University during the period between September 1996 and July 1997, underwent first ultrasonography using a trans-vaginal probe and then outpatient hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy.
Results. A total overlap between the ultrasonographic image, hysteroscopic results and histological diagnosis was only obtained in the group of menopausal patients.
Conclusions. In line with the data reported in the literature, the authors imposed a cut-off endometrial thickness of 4 mm above which further diagnostic tests were performed using hysteroscopy with targeted biopsy.

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