Is There an Appropriate Cutoff Age for Sampling the Endometrium in Premenopausal Bleeding?

Esmer A. C. , Akbayir O., Goksedef B. P. C. , Gunduz N., Kisacik S., Dagdeviren H., ...Daha Fazla

GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION, cilt.77, sa.1, ss.40-44, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 77 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000356959
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.40-44


Aim: To determine a cutoff age for endometrial evaluation in premenopausal abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). Methods: Histopathology reports of endometrial sampling performed due to AUB in women aged 50 years or less were reviewed retrospectively. Histopathologica I findings were categorized into three groups as follows: group 1: hyperplasia without atypia + hyperplasia with atypia + malignancy, group 2: hyperplasia with atypia + malignancy, and group 3: malignancy. Results: Data from 2,516 patients were analyzed for this study. Overall, 13.5% of patients had endometrial hyperplasia without atypia, 1% of patients had hyperplasia with atypia and 0.6% of patients had malignant disease. Logistic regression revealed a significant difference in the odds ratios of group 1 in the age ranges of 40-45 and 45-50 years compared with <40 years (p = 0.001 and p = 0.01, respectively). There were no significant differences between the age groups for the odds ratio of group 2 and group 3. Conclusion:There is no cutoff age for sampling the endometrium in order to detect hyperplasia with atypia and cancer in premenopausal women with AUB. Therefore, the management of AUB should be tailored to each patient regardless of age, incorporating all risk factors for malignant disease. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel