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Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Regression of Endometrial Hyperplasia [Medicine by the Numbers]
A Cochrane review compared the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system with progesterone for the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia.
Endometrial biopsy is a safe and efficient method to evaluate the endometrium. The biopsy is performed using a catheter that is inserted through the cervix into the uterine cavity. Cramping is a common adverse effect, and complications are rare. Patients should be referred for further evaluation if the procedure fails or an insufficient sample is obtained.
Endometrial cancer is a common malignancy that most often occurs in women older than 50 years. The disease is generally classified into type I or type II tumors; the latter carries a poor prognosis and high risk for relapse. Treatment options are available based on 2009 updates to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics staging system.
There are currently no screening recommendations for endometrial cancer. Diagnostic modalities include endometrial biopsy, ultrasonography, saline infusion sonography, and hysteroscopy. Surgical-based staging guides treatment.
Aug 1, 2006 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines for Management of Endometrial Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released evidence-based guidelines for the management of endometrial cancer. Endometrial carcinoma is a common gynecologic malignancy that many physicians encounter.
Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was used to prevent miscarriage and other pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 in the United States. In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy after a rela...
Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, accounting for approximately 6,000 deaths per year in the United States. It is more common in women who are older, white, affluent obese and of low parity. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus are also predisposing factors. Because any cond...