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Use of vaginosonographic measurements of endometrial thickness in the identification of abnormal endometrium in peri- and postmenopausal bleeding



Use of vaginosonographic measurements of endometrial thickness in the identification of abnormal endometrium in peri- and postmenopausal bleeding



Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 22(8): 479-482



One hundred and seventy seven women with peri- and postmenopausal bleeding were subjected to vaginosonographic examination followed by thorough pathological examination of the uterine curetting samples. A mean endometrial thickness (double layer) of 13.2 +- 3.6 mm and 8.2 +- 4.8 mm were found in those with and without histological abnormalities, respectively. Endometrial thickness of less than 7 mm, however, was found to be predictive of normal endometrium (100% sensitivity, 46% specificity) and can, therefore, be used to separate those who require diagnostic curettage from those who do not. These findings suggest that this relatively simple, noninvasive procedure can be used as a screening test for patients with peri- or postmenopausal bleeding.

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PMID: 7814652

DOI: 10.1002/jcu.1870220804


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