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screening endometric carcinoma

Chevies Newman, Michael A Finan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate indications for surgery and final pathology results in patients who underwent hysterectomy with a concurrent diagnosis of cervical stenosis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of 25 women who underwent hysterectomy after diagnosis of cervical stenosis. RESULTS: The average age was 59 years (range, 38-80). Indications for surgery included postmenopausal bleeding in 10 patients, previous dysplasia with inadequate Papanicolaou test follow-up in 4, recurrent high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in 1, chronic pelvic pain in 5, acute pain in 2, dysfunctional uterine bleeding in 2 and thickened endometrial stripe in 1 patient on tamoxifen...
September 2003: Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Vinita Parkash, Mary S Chacho
Psammoma bodies (PB) are seen in a wide variety of gynecologic conditions. However, only a few reports address the incidence or significance of PB in cervicovaginal smears (CVS). Twenty patients with PBs in CVS were identified over a 5-yr period during which time 82,840 CVS were screened. Nine cases were associated with malignancy: six uterine serous/clear cell carcinoma, two serous ovarian carcinoma, and one fallopian tube carcinoma. The remaining 11 were benign: one had an ovarian cystadenofibroma and one had PB associated with benign endometrium and endosalpingiosis...
February 2002: Diagnostic Cytopathology
R Sousa, M Silvestre, L Almeida e Sousa, F Falc√£o, I Dias, T Silva, C De Oliveira, H M Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of transvaginal ultrasonography and hysteroscopy in patients with postmenopausal bleeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 1, 1998 and June 30, 1999, 88 outpatient women with postmenopausal bleeding were enrolled in a prospective study. They underwent transvaginal ultrasonography and hysteroscopy, and were submitted to directed biopsy during hysteroscopy. Findings were classified as normal endometrium, suggestive of atrophy, focal abnormality (benign or suspicious), and diffuse thickness (benign or suspicious)...
September 2001: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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